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White Honeysuckle Lonicera albiflora


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White Honeysuckle
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Family: Caprifoliaceae, Honeysuckle view all from this family

Description Usually a 4 ft. shrub, the long, graceful, sometimes twining branches of white honeysuckle can reach 10 ft. in height. Showy, white flowers occur in 2-3 in. clusters and are followed by clusters of orange-red fruit. This is a deciduous shrub.

Warning Berries may be mildly poisonous if eaten. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plantís different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.

Habitat Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Fields.

Range Southwest, Texas, Southeast, Plains.

Comments This is a good, low-growing shrub for hot, rocky places and thin soil.

Exposure Preference Sun to partial shade.

Flower March - May

Native Distribution C. & n. central Texas to Oklahoma

Site Preference Cedar brakes; cliff edges; rocky slopes

Soil Preference Rocky or sandy soils.

Wildlife Value Deer browse the plant and berries attract birds.