Lonicera japonica

Japanese Honeysuckle

Origin Ff Species
Physical Description
Japanese honeysuckle is a semi-evergreen trailing or climbing vine that can reach eighty feet in length.  The brown stem is slender and covered with fine hairs.  The small opposite leaves are elliptic or oblong with round bases and pointed tips.  Flowers occur between April and June and form pairs on stalks.  The thin tubular flowers may be white, pink, or yellow and possess five lobes, four upper and one lower.  Between August and March, black fruits form.
Habitat And Distribution
Japanese honeysuckle often climbs to form a forest canopy or creeps to form groundcover.  It is also found at disturbed habitats such as forest margins, roadsides, trails, fencerows, and abandoned fields.  Japanese honeysuckle is prevalent in every state within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Location On Campus
Japanese honeysuckle is abundantly present along wooded areas on campus.
Negative Impacts
Japanese honeysuckle can survive in a variety of habitats, overwhelming native vegetation in forest canopies and as groundcover.
VDCR Invasiveness Ranking
Highly Invasive Species

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