Lonicera hispidula
Common name: 
Pink Honeysuckle
Hairy Honeysuckle
California Honeysuckle
lon-ISS-er-a his-pi-DU-la
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf, deciduous, procumbent, shrub or vine.  Branches with long slender runners, and branchlets with long, stiff hairs (hispid).   Leaves opposite, to 6 cm, oval to oblong, the uppermost pair on stem are fused at the bases to surround the stem, upper leaf surface pubescent to hairless, lower surface softly pubescent.   Flowers are in terminal and axillary clusters at the end of stems, each flower is strongly 2-lipped, generally pink, hairy, upper lip shallowly 4-lobed; tube about 1.5cm long.  Fruit spherical/ovoid, about 8 mm, red.                                          
  • Sun to full shade, best in acidic, dry to moist soils, drought tolerant when established
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5      Native range extends from Vancouver Island, in British Columbia to southern California; west side of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon; in the Sierras and coastal mountains of California.
  • hispidula: mainly hispid, with long, stiff hairs
  • Corvallis: along the Bald Hill path, near the Loni Hudson bench
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • branch


  • leaves


  • flower clusters

    flower clusters

  • developing flower clusters

    developing flower clusters

  • immature fruit and leaves

    immature fruit and leaves

  • ripening fruit

    ripening fruit

  • ripe fruit, fall

    ripe fruit, fall