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

Lonicera villosa

Lonicera villosa (Michx.) Schult.

Mountain Fly Honeysuckle

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)



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
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems twining, up to about 5 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Pale yellow to creamy white.


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


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

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.

Web Reference

Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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