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Lonicera sempervirens L.
TRUMPET HONEYSUCKLE
Coral honeysuckle

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Coccinellidae  Coccinella septempunctata @ I_LB (1)

Harmonia axyridis @ I_LB (1)
Erysiphaceae  Microsphaera alni @ BPI (4)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora antipus @ BPI (2)
Valsaceae  Valsa umbilicata @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Lonicera sempervirens L. var. sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae — Honeysuckle family
Native
Lonicera sempervirens var. sempervirens
Bringhurst Woods
July 2001 Lonicera sempervirens var. sempervirens
Cape Henlopen State Park
April 2011

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Lonicera sempervirens L.

Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens plant

Family - Caprifoliaceae

Stems - To several meters long, trailing to climbing or twining, typically glabrous.

Leaves - Opposite, decussate, sessile, glabrous and deep green above, dull green to glaucous below, entire, broadly ovate to elliptic, to +5cm long, +4cm broad. Leaves just below inflorescence typically perfoliate and joined at base.

Inflorescence - Terminal paired cymules at each node. Cymules of typically 3 flowers each (so six flowers per node). Flowers sessile.

Flowers - Corolla deep red, glabrous, to 5cm long, 5-lobed(slightly bilabiate). Lobes acute, to 6mm long. Stamens 5, exserted, adnate at base of corolla tube. Filaments white, glabrous. Anthers yellow, to 3-4mm long. Style exserted past stamens, whitish, glabrous. Stigma capitate. Ovary inferior. Calyx minute, 5-toothed, glabrous, green. Teeth to -1mm long, whitish.

Lonicera sempervirens flowers

Flowering - April - July.

Habitat - Cultivated and rarely escaped to thickets and roadsides.

Origin - Native to the Eastern U.S., cultivated in Missouri.

Other info. - This is a very striking plant while in flower. The brilliant red flowers cannot be missed and are great for attracting flying insects. The species name of the plant means "evergreen" and the leaves do hold on the plant throughout the winter.

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Lonicera sempervirens L.
trumpet honeysuckle

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General Information
Symbol: LOSE
Group: Dicot
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Vine
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 280. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
LOSEH Lonicera sempervirens L. var. hirsutula Rehder trumpet honeysuckle
LOSEM Lonicera sempervirens L. var. minor Aiton
LOSES Lonicera sempervirens L. var. sempervirens
PHSE6 Phenianthus sempervirens (L.) Raf.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
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 sempervirens L. – trumpet honeysuckle

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Maine trumpet honeysuckle Endangered

Wetland Status

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North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FAC
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU

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USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (LOSE)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (LOSE)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Low Low Low

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Moderate Moderate

Sources

Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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