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Lonicera ciliosa
orange honeysuckle
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

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.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

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.
Publication: Prodr. 4: 333. 1830.

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lonicera ciliosa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lonicera ciliosa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lonicera ciliosa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lonicera ciliosa photos.

USDA Plants: Lonicera ciliosa information.

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