Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Lonicera utahensis S. Watson
(Rocky Mountain Honeysuckle)
Xylosteon utahense (S. Watson) Howell
Lonicera utahensis differs most obviously from the other honeysuckles in that it is more woody and less viney. It bears berries in pairs, after the yellow-green flowers mature. The leaves are oval. The corolla tube is noticeably saccate at the base and pubescent within. Lonicera utahensis is found in mixed conifer forest at upper elevation.
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Lonicera utahensis, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher, & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, July 23, 2008
Lonicera utahensis, lateral view of twin flowers, photo Russ Kleinman, Mogollon Mtns., Redstone turnoff at Bursum Road, May 10, 2009
Lonicera utahensis, front view of flowers showing pubescence within corolla tube, photo Russ Kleinman, Mogollon Mtns., Redstone turnoff at Bursum Road, May 10, 2009
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