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Lonicera etrusca
Etruscan honeysuckle

Distribution: Occasional west of the Cascades in Washington; established along the Oregon coast and southern British Columbia.

Habitat: Thickets and waste areas.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Introduced

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Twining vines, sometimes climbing to 6 m., with hollow twigs.


Leaves opposite, pubescent, weakly glaucous and short-hairy beneath, sub-sessile, broadly elliptic, 4-10 cm. long and 2-5.5 cm. wide; occasionally one or more of the pairs at the end of each twig grown together at the base.


Flowers in a dense, short, terminal inflorescence; corolla pale yellowish, tinged with purple, glabrous within, 3-5 cm. long, strongly bilabiate, the lips nearly equaling the tube; stamens 5, glabrous, the filaments attached nearly at the orifice of the corolla; ovary 3-celled, inferior.


Fruit a red berry nearly 1 cm. thick.

Accepted Name:
Lonicera etrusca Santi
Publication: Viaggio al Montamiata...Pisa 113, pl. 1. 1795.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Lonicera etrusca checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lonicera etrusca atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lonicera etrusca photos.

USDA Plants: Lonicera etrusca information.

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