Caprifoliaceae Family:

Triosteum perfoliatum (Perfoliate Tinker’s Weed) on 5-10-20, #697-53.

Caprifoliaceae Juss.


The plant family Caprifoliaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.

The Caprifoliaceae Family is commonly referred to as the honeysuckle family.

As of 11-14-12 when I last updated this page, Plants of the World Online lists 33 accepted genera in this family. The 2013 version of The Plant List (now unmaintained) includes 53 accepted genera with several that were unresolved at that time. It lists a total of 953 accepted species and infraspecific names, 1,740 synonyms, and 1,990 species that were unresolved. Even though The Plant List is no longer maintained, I like using it as a reference to see how much progress is being made.   

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family. I have pages for four species in this family so far. Clcking on their names under the photos will take you to their own pages.


Dipsacus laciniatus (Cutleaf Teasel) on 7-12-19, #600-6.

Thank goodness I don’t have any Dipsacus laciniatus (Cutleaf Teasel) on my farm. I took photos of this species on a friend’s farm in 2019. I have noticed them growing along the highway in several areas. Not a good plant to have around as they can become quite invasive…


Scabiosa columbaria “Blue Note’ (Dwarf Pincushion) flowers on 6-10-18, #457-10.

I always liked these plants, so I was glad I found this Scabiosa columbaria ‘Blue Note’ (Dwarf Pincushion) at a Lowe’s in 2018.


Triosteum perfoliatum (Perfoliate Tinker’s Weed) on 5-10-20, #697-51.

I stumbled upon a few Triosteum perfoliatum (Perfoliate Tinker’s Weed) while wildflower hunting in a friend’s secluded woods on May 10 in 2020. It is a neat wildflower and a great find.


Valeriana woodsiana (Syn. Valerianella radiata) (Beaked Corn Salad) on 4-23-20, #690-104.

I first found Valeriana woodsiana (Beaked Corn Salad) north of the chicken house in 2020 then along the southeast edge of the back pasture in 2021. Although every other database and website says Valerianella radiata (L.) Dufr. is the accepted scientific name, Plants of the World Online by Kew says the name has changed to Valeriana woodsiana (Torr. & A.Gray) Christenh. & Byng. The original publication details for the change was submitted in 2018 but the approval process is very lengthy… When plant names change, Plants of the World Online is usually the first to make an update then others follow as they make updates. I get impatient when POWO says something the others don’t so I always send the editor an email…

That’s it for now… I have pages for two Lonicera (Honeysuckle) species to add when I get their pages published.

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