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Lonicera subspicata
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Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Lonicera
Species:
subspicata

Lonicera subspicata is a species of honeysuckle known by the common name southern honeysuckle. It is endemic to California, where it is known from several areas in mountain and coastal habitat, particularly chaparral. It is a vining shrub which usually climbs on other plants for support. It may exceed two meters in length. It is lined with oval leaves up to 4 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a long, fuzzy spike of light yellow flowers each about a centimeter long. The flower has an upper and lower lip with hairy stamens and style protruding. The fruit is a round red or yellow berry just under a centimeter wide. There are at least two varieties; var. denudata known as "moronel" in Mexico and var. subspicata which is mainly limited to Santa Barbara County.

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