New Mexico Wildflowers: Honeysuckle Family



Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.


Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)

In New Mexico, this garden plant occasionally escapes into the wild. I found it growing thickly along the Rio Grande near downtown Albuquerque. The showy white flowers turn yellow as they age.


Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)

Most species of Sambucus yield edible berries but the red berries of this species have made people sick. 


Snowberry (Symphoricarpos rotundifolius)

Once fully open, these flowers can be white. However, the ones I've found have had a distinct pink cast despite being open.