Etymology: The name Lonicera pays tribute to the 16 th century German botanist Adam Lonicer, while dioica â¦ It flowers in the late spring to fall and is very fragrant. Afterwards, it forms green fruits that mature to a vibrant red-orange. Our native animals and plants evolved over thousands of years into a integrated system of food producers and food consumers. The round, hairless leaves further distinguish it from both Wild Honeysuckle (Lonicera dioica) and Hairy Honeysuckle (Lonicera hirsuta) and while the flower colors of all 3 may be red to yellow at various stages, Grape Honeysuckle flowers are completely hairless. Lonicera caerulea. Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) Lonicera flava, commonly called yellow honeysuckle, is a deciduous, woody, twining vine which typically grows 10-20'. All rights reserved. Twigs are green and hairless, older bark gray or brown and peeling. RI, Lonicera dioica L. Lonicera dioica L. is an accepted name This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Lonicera (family Caprifoliaceae). evidence (herbarium specimen, photograph). Where in Minnesota? Go Botany: Native Plant Trust Major Wheeler Honeysuckle (Lonicera) puts on a hummingbird display unrivaled by any other Honeysuckle variety. I got help identifying the wild honeysuckle by posting my photos on kaxe season watch Facebook page. to mildly toxic, to bitter and unpalatable, to edible and useful as food, depending on tribe, region or publication. This pricing DOES NOT apply to online purchases. Garden trials have demonstrated that this is the most profuse bloomer of its species.