Lonicera interrupta

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Lonicera interrupta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lonicera
Species: L. interrupta
Binomial name
Lonicera interrupta

Lonicera interrupta is a species of honeysuckle known by the common name chaparral honeysuckle.

It is native to chaparral and mixed forest habitats in the foothills and mountain ranges of California, and to some mountains in Arizona.


Lonicera interrupta is a hardy shrub with a woody trunk.

It sends up spiked inflorescences of yellow honeysuckle flowers. Each flower is about a centimeter long, with prominent stamens extending from the rolled-back lips. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds.

The fruits are red, spherical, and shiny. It is quite drought-tolerant, being

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