Vascular Plants - Caprifoliaceae - Lonicera:
Lonicera ciliosa
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
orange honeysuckle 
Blooms: May-July
Habit: vine
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

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.
Species Description:

General: Twining vines, sometimes climbing to 6 m., with hollow twigs that are glaucous when young.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, glabrous except for a few marginal hairs, strongly glaucous beneath, sub-sessile, broadly elliptic, 4-10 cm. long and 2-5.5 cm. wide, one or more of the pairs at the end of each twig grown together at the base.
Flowers: Flowers in a dense, short, terminal inflorescence; corolla orange, 2.5-4 cm. long, somewhat two-lipped, the tube 3 or 4 times as long as the lips, swollen on one side above the base; stamens 5, glabrous; ovary 3-celled, inferior.
Fruits: Fruit a red berry nearly 1 cm. thick.
Accepted Name:
Lonicera ciliosa (Pursh) Poir. ex DC.
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Lonicera ciliosa
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Lonicera ciliosa specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Lonicera ciliosa specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Lonicera ciliosa treatment.

E-Flora BC: Lonicera ciliosa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lonicera ciliosa images.

USDA Plants Database: Lonicera ciliosa.
Additional photographs of Lonicera ciliosa:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Jim Riley

H. Tim Gladwin, 1983

H. Tim Gladwin, 1992

H. Tim Gladwin, 1985

H. Tim Gladwin, 1987

H. Tim Gladwin, 1998

H. Tim Gladwin, 1998

H. Tim Gladwin, 1987

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Shaun Hubbard, 2004

Shaun Hubbard, 2005

Tim Hagan, 2003

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

Rod Gilbert

Al Dodson, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

Holly Kroeger, 2011

Ray Izumi, 2011

Ray Izumi, 2011

Ray Izumi, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Chris Wood, 2014

Chris Wood, 2014

Chris Wood, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Sandie Durand, 2016

Sandie Durand, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Craig Althen, 2016
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