Lonicera
honeysuckle
14 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Lonicera ×bellashowy fly honeysuckle
Origin: Introduced
Lonicera caurianabluefly honeysuckle, sweet-berry honeysuckle
Distribution: Reported from Washington; Alaska to California, also in Idaho.
Origin: Native
Lonicera ciliosaorange honeysuckle
Distribution: Ranging throughout Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon, east to Montana.
Habitat: Open to rather dense woods, low to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Lonicera conjugialispurple-flower honeysuckle
Distribution: Mt. Adams south chiefly through the east side of the Cascades in Washington; south to the Sierra Nevada of California.
Habitat: In woods, meadows and moist open slopes at mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-July
Lonicera etruscaEtruscan honeysuckle
Distribution: Occasional west of the Cascades in Washington; established along the Oregon coast and southern British Columbia.
Habitat: Thickets and waste areas.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: June-August
Lonicera hispidulahairy honeysuckle
Distribution: West of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon.
Habitat: Open woods at low elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Lonicera involucratabearberry honeysuckle, black twin-berry
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Montana and New Mexico.
Habitat: Common in open woods at low to mid-elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-August
var. involucrata – bearberry, black twin-berry, twinberry
Lonicera japonicaJapanese honeysuckle
Distribution: Occasionally escaped from cultivation in lowland western Washington; California east through the midwestern, southeastern, and northeastern U.S.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, woods, and thickets.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-July
Lonicera maackiiAmur honeysuckle
Origin: Introduced
Lonicera periclymenumwoodbine
Origin: Introduced
Lonicera pileata
Origin: Introduced
Lonicera tataricaTartarian honeysuckle
Distribution: Scattered localities throughout Washington; throughout much of North America except the southeastern U.S.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, woods, and thickets.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: May-July
Lonicera utahensisRocky Mountain honeysuckle, Utah honeysuckle
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, east to Montana and south in the Rockies to Arizona.
Habitat: Mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Lonicera xylosteumEuropean fly honeysuckle
Origin: Introduced