Lonicera xylosteum

Family (Traditional)Caprifoliaceae
Species:Lonicera xylosteum L.
Common NameDwarf Honeysuckle
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Laurel (KY), Lyon (KY), Madison (KY), Anderson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Marion (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1973 - 2005

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0207646 Anderson Tennessee
Lonicera xylosteum
UCHT027465 Marion Tennessee
Lonicera xylosteum
UCHT027464 Hamilton Tennessee
Lonicera xylosteum
TENN-V-0207819 Lyon Kentucky
Lonicera xylosteum
31234100355468 Lyon Kentucky 28 Apr 2005 Edward W. Chester
Lonicera xylosteum
31234100355294 Madison Kentucky 28 Apr 1973 J. Stuart Lassetter
Lonicera xylosteum
31234100355450 Laurel Kentucky 04 Jul 1989 Ralph L. Thompson
Lonicera xylosteum
BEREA011584 Laurel Kentucky
Lonicera xylosteum
BEREA011583 Laurel Kentucky
Lonicera xylosteum
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