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Lonicera villosa var. calvescens

Lonicera villosa (Michx.) Schult. var. calvescens (Fernald & Wiegand) Fernald

Mountain Fly Honeysuckle

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)



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

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
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems twining, up to about 5 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CT , MA , ME , NH , NY , PA , RI , VT
Canada: NB , NL , NS , NU , ON , PE , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

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

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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