Lonicera flava Native Yellow Honeysuckle Vine
(luh-NIS-er-a  FLA-vuh  or  FLAY-vuh)

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  Lonicera flava Yellow Honeysuckle Photo by cj Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Native Lonicera flava, Native Yellow Honeysuckle potted plants Shade to Part Sun April, May Dark Yellow climbing vine Average 12"- 36" Perennial vine
Lonicera flava Native Yellow Honeysuckle  flower picture Lonicera flava Native Yellow Honeysuckle flower & Plant picture Lonicera flava Native Yellow Honeysuckle flower picture White-Lined Spinx Moth (Hyles lineata) on Lonicera flava Native Yellow Honeysuckle flower        

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Native Lonicera flava, Native Yellow Honeysuckle, is a desirable landscape vine native to the US and should not be confused with the invasive alien Japanese Honeysuckle.  Native Yellow Honeysuckle vines are very showy with unusual foliage, bright yellow flowers that turn reddish as they age, and attractive clusters of red fruits in the Fall.  This plant grows up to  feet tall with opposite, sessile, ovate leaves.  Shiny clusters of bright orange red fruit in the fall give an additional reason to grow native Yellow Honeysuckle.  

Flava = yellow in Latin
This Native Honeysuckle is not invasive and is a good plant for the native garden.
Attractive flowers and attracts songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies
Honeysuckle is host for the desirable Hummingbird clearwing Moth Hemaris thysbe

Lonicera flava is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  Yellow Honeysuckle is best planted near a structure upon which to grow and some help in twining up that structure, or it may simply become shrubby or trail along the ground. yellow Honeysuckle flower best in full sun. This vine is NOT INVASIVE and should not be confused with the weedy Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica).

Lonicera flava or  yellow honeysuckle is a deciduous, woody, twining vine which typically grows 10-20'. It is a native vine which occurs in rocky soils in woods, slopes, bluffs, ledges and stream margins from Kansas Eastward. Elliptic green leaves (to 3.5" long) are grayish green below and are paired along the stems, with the uppermost leaves on each stem joined at the bases (perfoliate). Two-lipped, tubular, mildly-fragrant, orange-yellow flowers (to 1.25" long) appear in whorls at the stem ends in mid-spring. Flowers give way to round, fleshy, orange to red berries (1/4" diameter) which appear in late summer. Berries are not edible, but birds love them. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the flowers. 

The species is found only in the central to southeastern United States (historically in 12 states) and nowhere else in the world. It propagates primarily by seeds, but its stems are capable of rooting and new plants are easily established.

Native Yellow Honeysuckle does not have any serious insect or disease problems.

Lonicera flava Yellow Honeysuckle is a good choice for a trellis, arbor or fence and a good vine for a native plant garden or bird garden. Yellow Honeysuckle can be grown along the ground as a ground cover in wild or naturalized areas.

This delightfully unusual flowers of wild Lonicera flava, Native Yellow Honeysuckle bloom in April, May, June, and July in moist shade along rocky slopes in woods, in ravines, and along bluffs.  Family: Caprifoliaceae

The map below shows areas where wild Lonicera flava, Native Yellow Honeysuckle plants grow wild but
it can be planted and
will grow over most of the United States.  USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.

Lonicera flava, wild plants
Yellow Honeysuckle

Alabama
Arkansas
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky

Missouri
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee

State Distributional Map for LOFL

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Lonicera flava, Native Yellow Honeysuckle Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.