Herb: Utah Honeysuckle
Latin name: Lonicera utahensis
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Medicinal use of Utah Honeysuckle:The branches are mildly laxative. An infusion of the branches and leaves has been used as a wash on sores and infections.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Moist wooded or open slopes at moderate to rather high elevations in the mountains.
Edible parts of Utah Honeysuckle:Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is about 1cm in diameter.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification and should be sown as soon as possible in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with or without a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm with or without a heel, November in a cold frame. Good percentage. Layering in autumn.
Cultivation of Utah Honeysuckle:Moist wooded or open slopes at moderate to rather high elevations in the mountains.
Known hazards of Lonicera utahensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.