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Lonicera villosa (Mountain fly honeysuckle)
Smith, R.W.

Lonicera villosa

Lonicera villosa (Michx.) Schult.

Mountain Fly Honeysuckle

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LOVI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

Rocky or peaty soil. (Peterson)

The genus, Lonicera, is named for Adam Lonicer (1528 - 1586), a German botanist noted for his 1557 revised version of Eucharius Rösslin’s herbal. He became professor of Mathematics in 1553 and Doctor of Medicine in 1554, becoming the town physician in Frankfurt-am-Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow

Distribution

USA: CT , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Forest Edge,Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen,Lakeshores

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lonicera villosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lonicera villosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lonicera villosa

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-03-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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