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Limber Honeysuckle (Lonicera dioica L.)

Also known as glaucous honeysuckle.

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A vining honeysuckle native to North America, common in much of its range in the northeast and upper midwest, more restricted and uncommon farther south.

Range - Expand

Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


Prefers part shade, dry to moist conditions.

Found in both deciduous and coniferous forests, thickets, rocky slopes and outcroppings, and wetlands, with a particular preference for edges of wooded habitats.

Lonicera dioica (Limber Honeysuckle) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Lonicera dioica | Go Botany (About This Site)

Lonicera dioica | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Lonicera dioica | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Limber Honeysuckle | Maryland Biodiversity Project (About This Site)

Lonicera dioica L. (Limber Honeysuckle, Red Honeysuckle) | Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora (About This Site)