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Lonicera dioica var. glaucescens L. (Rydb.) Butters
glaucous-leaved honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Valerian family)

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Species Information

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Deciduous, semi-erect shrub or twining, trailing or climbing woody vine, sometimes to 5 m high, widely branching; twigs hollow, glabrous, green or purplish, glaucous when young; bark light coloured and shreddy.
Opposite, nearly stalked, egg-shaped or oval, 5-8 cm long, entire, rounded or blunt at tip, dark green and glabrous above, pale and often short-hairy beneath, especially on veins; margins not fringed; upper leaf pairs joined at the base, forming a disk around the stem.
Inflorescence a head-like cluster at branch tips, on very short stalks in what looks like a whorl above the disk leaves; corollas yellow to orange (often purplish or reddish with age), tubular to funnel-shaped, 2-3 cm long, the tubes often short-hairy on the outside, slightly bulging on one side at the base, 1.2-2 times as long as the 2 spreading lips; upper lips 4-lobed.
Berries, 8-12 mm thick, red, clustered in disk leaves.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to dry rocky slopes and forests in the lowland and montane zones; frequent in SC and E BC; N to NT, E to PQ and S to NC, OK, SC and GA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Lonicera dioica var. glaucescens

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 305 305 305
Slope Gradient (%) 0 0 0
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BWBS(1)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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