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Western Honeysuckle - Lonicera caerulea

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Shrubs. Stems erect, branched 20–80 cm; twigs sparsely villous. Leaf blades oblanceolate to obovate, 2–7 cm long, rounded at the tip, sparsely villous beneath. Inflorescence: peduncles 2–8 mm long; lower 2 bracts linear, green; upper bracts brown, enclosing the ovaries. Flowers: corolla yellow, 9–13 mm long, glabrate; lobes ca. as long as the tube. Berry red (glaucous-blue), ca. 1 cm long, born in the cup formed by the bracts (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety cauriana (Fernald) B. Boivin.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, NV, WY, MN and PA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Organic soil of wet meadows, fens, thickets; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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