Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lonicera subspicata var. denudata (Southern Honeysuckle)

 7/24/11 Vista Grande Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta,
SW Riverside County, CA

11/28/10 Vista Grande Trail, SRP

3/24/17 Dripping Springs Trail, Agua Tibia Wilderness,
Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Southern Honeysuckle

SPECIESLonicera subspicata var. denudata

FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

LIFE LIST DATE11/28/2010

LOCATION: Vista Grande Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Plant generally climbing or reclining on shrubs, 9–24 dm; base woody; herbage glabrous to puberulent

Leaf: blade widely elliptic to ± round, < 2 X longer than wide

Inflorescence: spike, long, interrupted, often ± glandular-hairy

Flower: corolla 8–12 mm, pale yellow, strongly 2-lipped, often hairy; stamens, style, stigma exerted

Fruit ± 8 mm, red or yellow

Ecology: Chaparral slopes

Elevation: < 1800 m.  

Bioregional distribution: n High Sierra Nevada (Butte Co.), Tehachapi Mountain Area, Central Western California, Southwestern California.

Horticultural information: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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