Vascular Plants - Caprifoliaceae - Lonicera:
Lonicera hispidula
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
pink honeysuckle 
Blooms: June-August
Habit: vine
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: West of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon.
Habitat: Open woods at low elevations.
Species Description:

General: Shrubby climbing vines, often to 6 m., with hollow twigs that are glaucous when young.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, firm, glabrous to variously hairy, 2-7 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, the lower short-petiolate, sub-cordate, with interpetiolar stipules.
Flowers: Flowers in terminal or axillary inflorescences, in several compact verticels on a well-developed axis, the lower blooming first; corolla pink, or yellow tinged with pink, 12-18 mm. long, deeply two-lipped, the lips about as long as the tube, the tube swollen on one side above the base; stamens 5, ovary 3-celled, inferior.
Fruits: Fruit a red berry nearly 1 cm. thick.
Accepted Name:
Lonicera hispidula (Lindl.) Dougl. ex Torr. & Gray
Synonyms:
Lonicera hispidula (Lindl.) Dougl. ex Torr. & Gray var. californica Jepson
Lonicera hispidula (Lindl.) Dougl. ex Torr. & Gray var. hispidula
Lonicera hispidula (Lindl.) Dougl. ex Torr. & Gray var. vacillans (Benth.) Gray

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

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

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

Washington Flora Checklist: Lonicera hispidula treatment.

E-Flora BC: Lonicera hispidula atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lonicera hispidula images.

USDA Plants Database: Lonicera hispidula.
Additional photographs of Lonicera hispidula:
(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

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

Rod Gilbert, 2003

Paul Slichter, 2009
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