Lonicera arizonica Rehd.
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Arizona honeysuckle,  more...
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Max Licher  
Kearney and Peebles 1969, McDougal 1973
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Vine General: Herbaceous, trailing or twining vine, if bark is present is grayish-brown and shredding. Leaves: Outside of the inflorescence oval to elliptic, to 5 cm long entire, the margins with small, glandular-ciliate hairs, leaves subtending the inflorescence sessile, clasping, and forming a cup around the inflorescence. Flowers: Borne in groups of 2 or more a terminal cluster, subtended by a leafy, cup-like bract, the flowers trumpet-shaped, bright red with an orange throat, having a long, thin corolla to 35 mm long, slightly bilabiate. Corolla tube scan become swollen on one side above the base. Fruits: Red, fleshy berries with few seeds. Ecology: Found in open coniferous forests from 6,000-9,000 ft (1829-2743 m); flowers June-July. Notes: This species of Lonicera is the only one in Arizona (naturally occurring) with red-orange flowers, making it relatively easy to identify. If flowers are not present, look to the long hairs on the leaf margins and stems as a helpful clue. Ethnobotany: The leaves of the plant were used as a ceremonial emetic. Etymology: Lonicera is named for Adam Lonitzer (1528-1586), a German herbalist, physician and botanist who wrote a standard herbal text that was reprinted many times between 1557 and 1783, while arizonica means of or from Arizona. Synonyms: None Editor: LCrumbacher, 2011
Lonicera arizonica image
Max Licher  
Lonicera arizonica image
Max Licher  
Lonicera arizonica image
Max Licher  
Lonicera arizonica image
Max Licher  
Lonicera arizonica image
Max Licher  
Lonicera arizonica image
Max Licher  
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Max Licher  
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Patrick Alexander  
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Sue Carnahan  
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