Lonicera villosa var. solonis
Lonicera villosa (Michx.) Schult. var. solonis (Eaton) Fernald
Mountain Fly Honeysuckle, Water-berry, Sweet-berry Honeysuckle , Blue-fly Honey-suckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
USDA Symbol: LOVIS
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
DistributionUSA: CT , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NY , RI , VT , WI
Canada: AB , NB , NL , NS , NU , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Wet black spruce woods, bogs and fens.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lonicera villosa var. solonis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lonicera villosa var. solonis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lonicera villosa var. solonis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-06-15
Research By: TWC Staff