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Common Shrub Species of the Northwest Forest

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Lonicera involucrata
Bracted Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceac (Honeysuckle Family)

Description

General - : erect to ascending shrub, 1-3 m tall (usually less than 1.5 m); stems somewhat downy; young twigs 4-sided,greenish.

Bracted Honeysuckle Leaves - opposite, somewhat elliptic to broadly lance-shaped, 5-10 cm long, often broadest towards tip; hairy, dotted with glands below.

Flowers - In opposite pairs in leaf axils, cupped by 1-2 cm long, green to purplish bracts; yellow, tubular, 10-13 cm long, with gland-tipped hairs; appearing in June to July.

Fruit - shiny, purple-black berries, about 8 mm across, in pairs cuped by pairs of deep purplish maroon bracts; unpleasant taste; ripening from July to September.

Habitat

Moist or wet soil in forests, clearings, riverbanks, swamps and thickets; widespread across NW Ontario's boreal forest, north and west to north-central Alberta and the northern part of Alaska's panhandle.

Notes

Distinguishable from non-flowering specimens of other Lonicera by its squared stem and sharply pointed leaves.

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