Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Wild Honeysuckle
Lonicera dioica var. orientalis
Family: Caprifoliaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5TNRQ
State Rank: S1

Moist woods and thickets, associated with limestone derived soils.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: May-June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The flowers are swollen on one side of the base and generally yellowish green (rather than orangish). Leaves are glaucous on the lower side (below) and green above. A glandular hypanthium distinguishes it from other varieties .

Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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