Lonicera hispidula

hairy honeysuckle, California honeysuckle

Lonicera hispidula is a crawling rather than climbing vine with hairy branches and pink to purple flowers. 

Cultural Narrative: 

The flowers and pollen are said to be sweet, though few other cultural uses are documented.


The seeds of hairy honeysuckle are larger than the other honeysuckle seeds, 3.5 mm in diameter, though they exhibit more variation.

Location Description: 

Hairy honeysuckle grows primarily in coastal regions from Vancouver Island  to southern California. It is found in dry, open forests and rocky ridges.