Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Caprifoliaceae, Honeysuckle Family

The Caprifoliaceae consists primarily of shrubs and vines and is almost worldwide in species distribution. Their leaves are usually opposite, evergreen or deciduous, flower shape is tubular or bell-like, often with a sweet fragrance. Under the petals the sepals often have small bracts. Fruits a berry or drupe, others are capsular.

Important species in this family include the Honeysuckles (Lonicera) with about 80 species and Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry (Symphoricarpos) with about 15 species.

Caprifoliaceae has approximately 50 genera and about 655 species.

The Plant List. A working list of all known plant species. [accessed 15 February 2015]
Wikipedia contributors, 'Caprifoliaceae', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 6 August 2014, 08:00 UTC,
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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database – ITIS search