Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Canada- MB, NB, ON, QU, SK. United States- ME, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI.

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Plants not twining. Flowers in pairs terminating axillary peduncles and appearing later than the leaves, in the axils of the leaves of the current season. Corolla strongly bilabiate, the upper lip 4-lobed to a quarter or half it's length. Ovaries wholly or partially connate, glabrous.

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Bogs, swampy thickets and wet woods.

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Associations

Flower-Visiting Insects and Birds of Swamp Fly Honeysuckle in Illinois

Lonicera oblongifolia (Swamp Fly Honeysuckle)
(this plant is found in Wisconsin and other states, but not Illinois; bees suck nectar or collect pollen as indicated below, hummingbirds suck nectar; all observations are from Graenicher)

Birds
Trochilidae: Archilochus colubris sn (Gr)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn (Gr); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus edwardsii sn (Gr), Bombus pensylvanica sn (Gr), Bombus ternarius sn (Gr), Bombus vagans sn (Gr); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp (Gr); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica sn (Gr); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia albiventris sn (Gr), Osmia atriventris sn (Gr)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon melliventris sn cp (Gr), Agapostemon sericea sn (Gr), Augochlorella persimilis sn cp (Gr), Lasioglossum coriaceus sn (Gr); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena vicina sn (Gr)

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General Ecology

Prefers highly acidic saturated soils and shaded sites.

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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Persistence: PERENNIAL, DECIDUOUS

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lonicera oblongifolia

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: No varieties of Lonicera oblongifolia are recognized in Kartesz (1999).

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