TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Lonicera dioicaL.
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
accepted accepted accepted
Limber Honeysuckle

Caprifoliaceae

CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Shaly ledges and talus, not usually in situations definitely calcareous; frequent. May 10-June 10. In nearly all the ravines of the basin from Enfield northw. along the shores of Cayuga Lake, and on the lake cliffs; rare or absent away from the lake. Que. (?) and s. Me. to Mass., southw. to N. C, Ohio, and Mo.; rare or absent on the Coastal Plain. As var. glaucescens: Damp or rather dry sandy thickets, in neutral or somewhat acid soils; frequent. May 10-June 15. On the chestnut soils of the higher hills s. of Ithaca: hilltops w. of North Spencer station ; w. of West Danby; n. of Caroline Center; and elsewhere. Ont. to Alberta, southw. to Pa., N. C, Ohio, and Nebr. The local plants have yellowish flowers and strongly glandular-dotted, otherwise glabrous, ovaries. No specific line can be found between these plants and L. dioica. The corollas of L. dioica average longer than those of var. glaucescens, but the measurements overlap considerably. L. dioica sometimes, though less frequently, has a yellowish corolla, but this color is more characteristic of var. glaucescens. Specimens from Hemlock Lake, Ontario Co., are exactly like L. dioica but have pubescent foliage. The local plants resemble var. dasygyna Rehder as to the glandular nature of the ovary, but the ovary is not hirsute as in that variety.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Lonicera dioica (this list may be incomplete)
 Lansing, between McKinneys and Esty Glen, along foot of cliff, 30 May 1916, Bechtel & Wiegand 7190 (BH 14802);
 Connecticut Hill, summit, oak woods, 12 Oct 1933, Clausen 908 (BH 14809);
 Ithaca, Lake Road, 3 Jun 1882, DeForest (BH 14806);
 Ithaca, Six Mile Creek, 5 Jun 1875, Dudley (BH 14807);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, south bank of Creek above Gun Works, dry shaly ledges, 28 Jul 1914, Eames 3190 (BH 14801);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, north of Beebe Lake, dry woods, 28 May 1914, Eames 3189 (BH 14800);
 Lansing, Myers Point, 29 Jul 1932, Eames & Muenscher 18150 (BH 14805);
 southeast corner of Newfield, dry sandy soil, hilltop, 21 Aug 1919, Eames & Randolph 12936 (BH 14810);
 Newfield, three miles west of West Danby, edge of woods, dry hilltop, 21 Aug 1919, Eames & Randolph 12937 (BH 14811);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek, 18 May 1889, Howland (BH 14798);
 Lansing, near Esty Glen, in ravine, 25 Jul 1920, Muenscher & Bechtel 438 (BH 14808);
 Ithaca, 13 May 1878, Rowlee (BH 14799);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek, 4 Jun 1888, Stuart (BH 14804);
 Danby, top of West Danby hill, west side, edge of clearing, 26 May 1914, Wiegand 3188 (BH 14812);
 Danby, from Spencer Summit to West Danby, fence row in dry pasture, top of hill, 27 May 1914, Wiegand 3188a (BH 14813);
 Lansing, north of Esty Glen, cliffs, 6 Jul 1918, Wiegand 10788 (BH 14803);

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