Lonicera Genus honey suckle Caprifoliaceae

Lonicera canadensis.2004 © . Peter M. Dziuk.minnesotawildflowers.info

Lonicera canadensis fruit.2004 © Peter M. Dziuk.minnesotawildflowers.info (Accessed 1/2017).

Lonicera is a genus of woody  shrubs and vines, stems fibrous, bark shredding.

Leaves opposite, simple (margins mostly entire (not toothed or lobed); ; no stipules.

Flowers mostly white, yellowish or pinkish; bilaterally symmetrical, each flower with both sexes (perfect), 5 lobed, petals forming a tube; calyx small, 5-lobed; inflorescences of 2 flowers in axils or whorls of 6 flowers at ends of stems.

Fruit fleshy, a berry with several seeds.


Lonicera flowers.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 1/2017).

Notes: Several are very invasive in our area.5302048