Lonicera tatarica (Honeysuckle)
Family:
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica is an escaped ornamental that has become established along the lower foothills. Leaves are glabrous (hairless) on both the upper and lower surfaces. The peduncle (stalk supporting the cluster of flowers) is longer than the flowers. Flowers are pink. L. tatarica is listed as a noxious weed in several eastern states.

Compare to Lonicera morrowii (not pictured).  Leaves of L. morrowii are pubescent on the underside and the peduncle is shorter than or equal to flower length. Flowers of L. morrowii are white.


Vegetation zone:  Foothills
Time of bloom:  May - July
Origin:  Introduced
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers