Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Caprifoliaceae
(Honeysuckle Family)


The Caprifoliaceae have opposite leaves and an inferior ovary. Our most common genera are Lonicera, Valeriana and Sambucus. They prefer canyons and require too much moisture to be found exposed. The Caprifoliaceae were recently merged with the Valerianaceae.

Lonicera albiflora (White Honeysuckle)
Lonicera arizonica (Arizona Honeysuckle)
Lonicera utahensis (Rocky Mountain Honeysuckle)
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius (Roundleaf Snowberry)
Valeriana edulis (Edible Valerian)
Valeriana arizonica (Arizona Valerian)


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