VASCULAR PLANTS OF UPPER NEWPORT BAY
CAPRIFOLIACEAE
The plants of the Honeysuckle Family are either shrubs or vines with usually simple opposite leaves. The flowers are in 5 parts with petals joined making a tubular corolla which often flares at the end. There are 4 to 5 distinct stamens and an inferior ovary. The fruit is a fleshy berry. (Dale 89).

There are about 14 genera and about 400 species in the Northern Temperate Zones. Many are grown as ornamentals. (Dale 89).

Upper Newport Bay species within the family:
HONEYSUCKLE FAMILY

(ADOXACEAE)

(ELDERBERRY FAMILY)
Lonicera japonica
Sambucus nigra var. caerula_#