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Lonicera fragrantissima

Lonicera fragrantissima Lindl. & Paxton

sweet breath of spring, sweet-breath-of-spring

Lonicera fragrantissima (Sweet Breath Of Spring)
Image ID: 37794
Image by: Bradley, Keith
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: LOFR
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lonicera fragrantissima
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-12-30

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: LONIC
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Lonicera
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Honeysuckle
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 180 species, shrubs and vines, mainly north temperate.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Ferguson (1966a)=Z; Rehder (1903)=Y; Green (1966).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: CAPRIF
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Caprifoliaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Honeysuckle Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: As here broadly circumscribed, a family of about 30 genera and 900 species, shrubs, lianas, herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but mainly north temperate and boreal. Circumscription of the family is controversial. Various segregate families (or reassignments) of taxa traditionally placed in the Caprifoliaceae have been proposed, including the transfer of Sambucus and Viburnum to the Adoxaceae, placement of Diervilla and Weigela in the Diervillaceae (Backlund & Pyck 1998), placement of Abelia and Linnaea in the Linnaeaceae (Backlund & Pyck 1998; Pyck et al. 2002), and retention of Lonicera, Symphoricarpos, and Triosteum in a much more narrowly circumscribed Caprifoliaceae. Alternatively, all these taxa could be included in the Caprifoliaceae, along with Dipsacaceae and Valerianaceae, as a more broadly circumscribed Caprifoliaceae (APG III 2009), a circumscription followed here.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Backlund & Pyck (1998); Pyck et al. (2002); Ferguson (1966a); Bell (2004); Ferguson (1965).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub

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FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
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BLOOM TIME: Feb-early Apr
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR:
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable

FRUITING PERIOD: Apr-May

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NATIVE RANGE: eastern China

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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
923 1985-0608 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1702 923 155 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1703 923 159 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1704 923 165 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1705 923 171 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1706 923 174 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1707 923 175 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: LOFR
USDA Common Name: Sweet Breath Of Spring
Native Status: L48 (I)
Distribution: USA (AL, CT, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lonicera fragrantissima
COMMON NAME: Sweet-breath-of-spring
SYNONYMY: [= K, Pa, RAB, Va, Y, Z; = Xylosteon fragrantissimum (Lindley & Paxton) Small - S]
PHENOLOGY: Feb-early Apr; Apr-May.
HABITAT: Forests, woodlands, old house sites; native of China.
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RANGE MAP: Lonicera fragrantissima.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Caprifoliaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Honeysuckle Family)
SUMMARY: As here broadly circumscribed, a family of about 30 genera and 900 species, shrubs, lianas, herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but mainly north temperate and boreal. Circumscription of the family is controversial. Various segregate families (or reassignments) of taxa traditionally placed in the Caprifoliaceae have been proposed, including the transfer of Sambucus and Viburnum to the Adoxaceae, placement of Diervilla and Weigela in the Diervillaceae (Backlund & Pyck 1998), placement of Abelia and Linnaea in the Linnaeaceae (Backlund & Pyck 1998; Pyck et al. 2002), and retention of Lonicera, Symphoricarpos, and Triosteum in a much more narrowly circumscribed Caprifoliaceae. Alternatively, all these taxa could be included in the Caprifoliaceae, along with Dipsacaceae and Valerianaceae, as a more broadly circumscribed Caprifoliaceae (APG III 2009), a circumscription followed here.
REFERENCE: Backlund & Pyck (1998); Pyck et al. (2002); Ferguson (1966a); Bell (2004); Ferguson (1965).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Lonicera L. (Honeysuckle)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 180 species, shrubs and vines, mainly north temperate.
REFERENCE: Ferguson (1966a)=Z; Rehder (1903)=Y; Green (1966).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Lonicera fragrantissima in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Lonicera fragrantissima in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Lonicera fragrantissima in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Lonicera fragrantissima in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Lonicera fragrantissima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lonicera fragrantissima

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 37794
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 0

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