Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
GLAUCOUS HONEYSUCKLE, RED HONEYSUCKLE
R. W. Smith
Forests and thickets, both coniferous and deciduous; especially characteristic of borders and clearings, banks and rock outcrops, old dunes, fencerows; cedar swamps and sometimes other wetlands.
The foliage is often quite glaucous, especially beneath. Corollas range from yellow to deep maroon, more often at the red end of the spectrum than in L. hirsuta, which is most often yellow. The leaves range from glabrous to pubescent beneath; the ovaries and fruit are glabrous to densely glandular-pubescent.
Two collections (from Baraga and Emmet Cos.) have 2-lipped corollas with tube and total length (over 3 cm), both in the range for L. caprifolium and distinctly too large for L. dioica or L. hirsuta; however, neither has the inflorescence sessile or the leaves glabrous beneath. Both have some cilia on the leaf margins. These may be hybrids involving L. hirsuta and some large-flowered species.