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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lonicera ciliosa (Pursh) Poir. ex DC.
USDA Symbol: LOCi3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This honeysuckle runs freely on the ground or clambers up trees, sometimes reaching a length of 18 ft. The large, orange, trumpet-shaped flowers occur in dense, terminal clusters just above a large round leaf (two opposite leaves entirely fused). Fruits are red. Leaves are deciduous.
Orange Honeysuckle attracts hummingbirds and other wildlife.
This species is named for Adam Lonicer (1528 - 1586), a German botanis noted for his 1557 revised version of Eucharius Rösslin’s herbal. He became professor of Mathematics in 1553 and Doctor of Medicine in 1554, becoming the town physician in Frankfurt-am-Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Size Notes:
Red, Orange Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
AZ , CA , ID , MT , OR , UT , WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
S. B.C. to n. CA, especially w. of the Cascades, e. to n.w. MT Native Habitat:
Open woods & thickets USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Mesic soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitUse Wildlife: Attracts hummingbirds and other wildlife.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Species of Lonicera come easily from cuttings: hardwood cuttings outdoors or young summer shoots placed over bottom heat. Seeds germinate well if treated or fall sown. Seed Collection:
Fruits of this genus
are usually hand-picked and seeds are extracted by maceration. Seed Treatment:
Cold-moist stratification is necessary. Commercially Avail:
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Record Modified: 2011-08-24
Research By: TWC Staff