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Utah Honeysuckle, Red Twinberry, and Fly Honeysuckle - Lonicera utahensis


Family: Caprifoliaceae - Honeysuckle family Genus Common Name: Honeysuckle Native Status: NativePerennial Shrub
Lonicera utahensis - Utah Honeysuckle, Red Twinberry, and Fly Honeysuckle. This native honeysuckle is found in the mountains of 8 western states and western Canada, up to the treeline. It is a perennial shrub growing up to about 6 feet high, blooming in late spring to early summer.

Found in:
AZ, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY

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Lonicera utahensis

Distribution of Lonicera utahensis in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 30 Apr 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Ponderosa State Park, Valley County, ID Date: 2012-May-31Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Nikon D7000
Lonicera utahensis blossoms are white to pale yellow, frequently aging to have a pinkish hue. They hang in a pair beneath the green leaves. A pair of red berries will develop, a much brighter red than those of the somewhat similar Lonicera involucrata.
Lonicera utahensis

Site: Ponderosa State Park, Valley County, ID Date: 2012-May-31Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Nikon D7000
The leaves of Utah Honeysuckle are oblong to lanceolate, and appear to be mostly opposite.
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Lonicera utahensis

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