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CANADIAN FLY HONEYSUCKLE
Forests of all kinds: beech-maple-hemlock, aspen, oak, mature red and white pine, spruce-fir, and mixed conifer-hardwoods; swamps, especially cedar.
The characteristic cilia on the leaves may be hard to see in very young material and some of them may be eroded away on very old material. The two typically conic-cylindric berries generally diverge in opposite directions at the summit of the peduncle. Occasionally flowering peduncles are as short as 8 mm, but they are glabrous, as are the bracts, whereas in L. villosa the peduncles and bracts are usually puberulent, hairy, or ciliate.
This as a distinctive small shrub, part of the spring flush of bloom in Michigan woodlands. The yellow bells, sometimes flushed purple, are subtly attractive.