Lonicera canadensis

Family (Traditional)Caprifoliaceae
SpeciesLonicera canadensis Bartram ex Marshall
Common NameAmerican fly honeysuckle
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Broadly Oblong;Lanceolate;Oblong;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Entire;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.6
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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


SynonymFull Citation
Xylosteon ciliatum Xylosteon ciliatum Pursh

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: Carter (TN), Davidson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, HTTU, MTSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
HTTU006233 Tennessee
Lonicera canadensis
HTTU006234 Putnam Tennessee
Lonicera canadensis
MTSU022641 Davidson Tennessee 1991 Gerald Tomerlin
Lonicera canadensis
MTSU022639 Williamson Tennessee 1992 Susan Williams
Lonicera canadensis
MTSU022642 Rutherford Tennessee 1991 Buffy Storm
Lonicera canadensis
MTSU022643 Davidson Tennessee 1997 George E. Rusho
Lonicera canadensis
MTSU022637 Davidson Tennessee 1994 Jamie Ellis
Lonicera canadensis
TENN-V-0207366 Carter Tennessee
Lonicera canadensis
APSC0019819 Sevier Tennessee
Lonicera canadensis
APSC0019820 Sevier Tennessee
Lonicera canadensis
MTSU022638 Hardin Tennessee 1994 Shannon Kennedy
Lonicera canadensis
MTSU022640 Rutherford Tennessee 1992 Mary Penuel
Lonicera canadensis
UCHT027382 Hamilton Tennessee
Lonicera canadensis
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Plant Photos

Lonicera canadensis - Joey Shaw
Lonicera canadensis - Joey Shaw