Taxon  Report   5008    
Lonicera hispidula  (Lindl.) Douglas ex Torr. & A. Gray  var. vacillans  A. Gray  
(no longer an active name)
California honeysuckle,  Hairy honeysuckle, Pink honeysuckle
Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans, a dicot, is a vine or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans
© 2003 Margo Bors
Genus: Lonicera
Parent: Lonicera hispidula
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Foothill Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Lonicera hispidula

NOTE: Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).