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Double Honeysuckle
Lonicera conjugialis
About Double Honeysuckle (Lonicera conjugialis) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lonicera conjugialis is a species of honeysuckle known by the common name purpleflower honeysuckle. It is native to the western United States from Pacific Northwest to the Sierra Nevada, where it grows in many types of mountain habitat, especially moist areas. This is a slender shrub often exceeding 1.5 meters in erect height. The lightly hairy leaves are oval to round and 2 to 8 centimeters long. The flower cluster is generally a pair of flowers nestled in a leaf axil toward the end of a branch. Each flower is maroon red to deep purple in color. It has an upper lip made up of four fused lobes, and a single-lobed lower lip. The protruding stamens are tipped with light-colored anthers. The fruit is a pair of bright red berries which are often fused together in a double-lobed unit.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

3 - 6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Black, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade


Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Streambanks, moist places in, open rocky slopes, talus

Annual Precipitation: 4.8" - 158.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.30" - 5.90", Coldest Month: 18.4" - 56.8", Hottest Month: 39.7" - 83.1", Humidity: 0.63" - 35.70", Elevation: 406" - 12080"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Purpleflower Honeysuckle

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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