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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Lonicera flava

Yellow Honeysuckle

Scientific Name:

Lonicera flava

Genus:

Lonicera

Species Epithet:

flava

Common Name:

Yellow Honeysuckle

Plant Type

Woody Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Orange, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

In soil mats around granitic domes. Rare to uncommon in its rather restricted range and habitat. Seems to be present on most of the suitable mountains and outcrops where the proper soil and rock types are present. This is a Watch List species in NC; it formerly was considered as Signficantly Rare by the NC NHP.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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