Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


862

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA & NC Piedmont)

Look for it in soil mats around granitic domes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in terminal clusters subtended by connate leaves

FRUIT:
Summer
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lonicera flava   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera flava   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-02-007:
Lonicera flava   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Honeysuckle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lofl_001_lvd

        

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Joyce Easley    joe_032812

March    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Probably the best indicator of calcareous granitic domes, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm130422_641

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_722

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_729

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_735

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Corolla tube 10-35mm long, lobes 8-15mm long; upper lip 4-lobed, lower 1-lobed, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_743

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_744

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Leaves glabrous on the upper surface, gray beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_747

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm130504_920

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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Ron Lance    rwl862_a

May        

Inflorescence subtended by connate leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_flava_2

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm121027_834

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm121027_872

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Fruit often borne in one crowded whorl on the fruiting spike, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Ron Lance    rwl_lonicera_flava

October    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve