Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2501

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Europe & Asia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in suburban forests, disturbed forests, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White aging to yellow
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in peduncled pairs in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer
Red
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lonicera xylosteum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera xylosteum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
European Fly-honeysuckle, Dwarf Honeysuckle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_loxy_001_lvd

        

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Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org    bug_5398326

Month Unknown        Hungary

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5451060

Month Unknown        

Fruit dark red, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Lonicera xylosteum

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5451062

Month Unknown        

image of Lonicera xylosteum

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5451096

Month Unknown        

Flowers yellowish-white, similar to L. fragrantissima but not as fragrant, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Lonicera xylosteum

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5451129

Month Unknown        

image of Lonicera xylosteum

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5451141

Month Unknown        

Leaves acute at tip, rounded at base; gray-green above, paler & hairy below, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Lonicera xylosteum

Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org    bug_5473234

Month Unknown        

Corolla pubescent on the exterior. Bracts, sepals, and ovary glandular, per Weakley's Flora.