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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 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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


USA: 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 Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

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

Additional resources

USDA: 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


Record Modified: 2015-06-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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