Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Lonicera albiflora Torrey & Gray
(White Honeysuckle)

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Status: Native

Lonicera dumosa Gray
Lonicera albiflora Torrey & Gray var. dumosa (Gray) Rehder

Lonicera albiflora is a viney honeysuckle with clusters of irregular white flowers arising from the center of two fused supporting bracts. The leaves are green gray and opposite. The fruits are orange to red and form a radial mass. Lonicera albiflora is found in canyon bottoms and anywhere at middle to upper elevation where there is sufficient moisture and some shade.
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Lonicera albiflora, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Gold Gulch, May 2, 2007

Lonicera albiflora, fruits, photo Russ Kleinman & the Nichols family, Upper Scorpion Campground, Sept. 28, 2007

Lonicera albiflora, closeup of flowers, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Black Range, North Percha Creek, May 4, 2009

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