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Lonicera canadensis - W.Bartram.
                 
Common Name Fly Honeysuckle, American fly honeysuckle
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cool moist woods[43, 235].
Range N. America - Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Lonicera canadensis Fly Honeysuckle, American fly honeysuckle


William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Lonicera canadensis Fly Honeysuckle, American fly honeysuckle
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3
   
Physical Characteristics
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Lonicera canadensis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
L. ciliata. Muhl.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit[2, 177]. It is possibly edible[105]. The fruit is about 6mm in diameter[235].
Medicinal Uses


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Diuretic;  Sedative;  VD.

The steeped branches are a very effective diuretic[207]. A decoction of the shoots is used in the treatment of chancres caused by syphilis[257]. The bark is sedative. An infusion has been given to children who cry all night[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Grows best in a good moist soil in a sunny position, it does not fruit so well in the shade[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification[113] and should be sown as soon as possible in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with or without a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage[78]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm with or without a heel, November in a cold frame. Good percentage[78]. Layering in autumn[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Lonicera caprifoliumItalian Honeysuckle, Italian woodbine12
Lonicera chrysanthaHoneysuckle10
Lonicera ciliosaOrange Honeysuckle22
Lonicera gracilipes 11
Lonicera gracilipes glabra 11
Lonicera henryi 11
Lonicera involucrataTwinberry, Twinberry honeysuckle22
Lonicera japonicaJapanese Honeysuckle23
Lonicera morrowiiMorrow's honeysuckle11
Lonicera nitidaBoxleaf Honeysuckle00
Lonicera periclymenumHoneysuckle, European honeysuckle12
Lonicera pileataPrivet honeysuckle00
Lonicera quinquelocularis 00
Lonicera sempervirensTrumpet Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle01
Lonicera utahensisUtah Honeysuckle11
Lonicera venulosa 20
Lonicera villosaMountain fly honeysuckle, Fuller's honeysuckle30
Lonicera villosa solonis 30
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Elizabeth H.
Stephen UK Thu Feb 8 16:20:53 2001
This sit is very informative, but I have a very BIG quistion. I have this plant and lots of others in a differnt name, Eg, Lonicera xylosteum (fly honeysuckle) L.nitida (Baggesen's Gold). As I have mentioned above there is a lot of the names that do not match!! I get all my information from A lot of books, mostley from RHS, GARDENERS' ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PLANTS & FLOWERS BY CHRISTOPHER BRICKELL I am doing myy NVQ level 2 in horticulture and I need the correct name of the plants who should I follow this site or all the books I read ??? Stephen UK
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