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Lonicera villosa var. tonsa

Lonicera villosa (Michx.) Schult. var. tonsa 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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


USA: CT , MA , ME , MN , NH , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT
Canada: NB , NS

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


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

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