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Yellow Honeysuckle, Pale Yellow Honeysuckle - Lonicera flava

Family: Caprifoliaceae - Honeysuckle family Genus Common Name: Honeysuckle Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb Shrub
Lonicera flava - Yellow Honeysuckle, Pale Yellow Honeysuckle. One of our native honeysuckles, this vine prefers upland rocky forests, bluffs, and streamsides. There is some stiffness to the stems, so it may also appear as a small shrub.

Similar species are L. dioica and L. reticulata.

Endangered in Illinois, Special Concern in Tennessee, critically imperiled in Kansas, Presumed Extirpated in Ohio.

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Distribution of Lonicera flava 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, 24 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Cane Trail, Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2011-April-09Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Nikon D40
The blossoms are in whorls on 2 or 3 pedicels arising from the center of the connate (fused) bracts at the end of the stem.
Lonicera flava

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