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American Fly Honeysuckle
Lonicera canadensis

Other common names: Canada Fly Honeysuckle

French names: Chèvrefeuille du Canada

Family: Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae)

Group: Honeysuckles

Distinctive features: Shrub

Similar species:
  •   Honeysuckles - see Honeysuckle.

Flowers: Spring;  Green/Brown, Yellow;  5 parts (petals);  Greenish yellow. Early spring. In pairs.

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple, Entire;  Opposite, simple. Leaf edges are finely hairy (may need a magnifying glass).

Height: 1-2 m (3-6 ft)

Habitat: Forests

Books: Shrubs of Ontario: 453    Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 294   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: canadensis: of Canada

Photographs: 190 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

American Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)

Unopened flower buds and tiny emergent leaves in spring.

American Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)

Unopened flower buds.

American Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)

The greenish-yellow flowers - This was on May 1.

American Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)

This photo is attempting to show the fine hairs along the leaf edges. This is a very young leaf in late April.

American Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)

The bark of a small plant (3 feet tall).

Range map for American Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)