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Lonicera utahensis
Rocky 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.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Deciduous shrubs 1-2 m. tall.


Leaves opposite, short-petiolate, elliptic to oblong, broadly rounded, 2-8 cm. long and 1-4 cm. wide, glabrous above and glabrous or stiff-hairy beneath.


Peduncles axillary, 5-15 cm. long, elongating in fruit, with a pair of minute bracts at the summit; flowers paired; corolla light yellow or ochroleucous, 1-2 cm. long, slightly two-lipped, the lobes much shorter than the tube, which is hairy within and has a short, thick spur at the base; stamens 5, glabrous; ovary 2-celled, inferior,


Fruit a bright red berry, nearly 1 cm. thick.

Accepted Name:
Lonicera utahensis S. Watson
Publication: United States Geological Expolration [sic] of the Fortieth Parallel. Botany 133. 1871.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Lonicera ebractulata
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Lonicera utahensis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lonicera utahensis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lonicera utahensis photos.

USDA Plants: Lonicera utahensis information.

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