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Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese honeysuckle

(Lonicera japonica)

General description:

Perennial, semi-evergreen, woody vine, up to 80’ in length. Young stems are brown or red and usually pubescent. Older stems are woody and hollow, with bark that peels in long strips.

Ecological threat:

  • Invades forests, prairies, fields and roadsides.
  • Shrubs and young trees can be killed by girdling; Japanese honeysuckle vines twist tightly around stems and trunks.
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