Utah honeysuckle is a western North American species with white / creamy or yellow flowers that is found in "Moist to mesic meadows, grasslands, shrublands and open forests" in southern British Columbia (Douglas et al. 1998).
Deciduous, ascending or erect shrub, 0.6-2 m tall; twigs glabrous or nearly so.
Opposite, short-stalked, elliptic to somewhat egg-shaped or oblong, rounded to somewhat heart-shaped at the base, obtuse to rounded at the tip, 2-8 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, glabrous above, often thinly hairy beneath and on stalks.
Inflorescence of pairs of flowers in leaf axils, on the ends of 0.5-3-cm long stalks; involucres of 2 pairs of very small bracts; corollas cream or light yellow, funnel-shaped, 1-2 cm long, scarcely 2-lipped, the 5 slightly unequal lobes much shorter than the tubes, which are hairy within and have short thick spurs at the bases.
Berries, red, 0.7-1 cm across paired, united at the base, 2- to 4-seeded.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present from Summer to Fall
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|CWH(18), ESSF(1963), ICH(1783), IDF(368), MH(5), MS(1079), PP(2), SBS(4)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013