Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


865

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in NC-SC)

Look for it in suburban woodlands, moist forests, fencerows, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Yellow(Pink/Red)
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in peduncled pairs in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
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 maackii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera maackii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle