Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Lonicera ciliosa (Orange Honeysuckle)

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Asteridae

Order

 Dipsacales

Family

 Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle family

Genus

 Lonicera L. honeysuckle

Species

 Lonicera ciliosa (Pursh) Poir. ex DC. orange honeysuckle

A beautiful honeysuckle often found scrambling up forest shrubs such as Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. stolonifera) or Oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor)

The leaves are opposite and oval, the last pair being joined together to form a circle from which spring spirals of large, orange, trumpet-shaped flowers.

These flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and children young and old who savor the sweet nectar at their base.

In late orange summer berries form and they are considered inedible to humans.

Orange Honeysuckle is native to the west side of the Cascade Mountains and is hardy from USDA zones 6-9.

Photo of flower below right from Walter Siegmund

Photo of Orange Honeysuckle fruit, below left, by Jrtayloriv

   
  
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