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goldflame honeysuckle
Lonicera x heckrottii Rehd. [Ă—americana Ă— sempervirens]


Lonicera x heckrottii is a deciduous vine that grows from 10-15 ft (3-4.6 m) long. It can be pruned into a shrub shape. The stems are reddish and glabrous. It is semi-evergreen in mild climates. Lonicera x heckrottii is a cross between two nonnative Lonicera species, L. sempervirens and L. americana. It is still used as a landscape plant.
The opposite blue green leaves are ovate and about 2 in (5 cm) long. Leaves are simple with entire margins.
The fragrant tubular flowers are pink on the outside and yellow on the inside. They are held in terminal whorls. Lonicera x heckrottii blooms from June through August.
Fruit are bright red berries, about 0.25 in (0.6 cm) in diameter. The seed may be spread by wildlife.
Ecological Threat
Lonicera x heckrottii prefers full sun to partial shade and rich, moist well drained soils. It can tolerate some drought. Lonicera x heckrottii is listed as invasive in Illinois.

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State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lonicera

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Category: Shrub or Subshrub


Common Name Reference: Web Search - http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/l/lonhec/lonhec1.html
Scientific Name Reference: PLANTS Database -