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:

 

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


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image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm150407_147

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm150407_149

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140523_169

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140528_254

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves ovate (broadest near the base) & distinctly long-acuminate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140622_157

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Bark of mature stems brown or gray, with flat ridges and fissures between, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140622_162

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Fragrant, axillary paired flowers; peduncle shorter than petioles, per Flora of China.

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140622_162b

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaf margin ciliate, per Flora of China.

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140622_164

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140622_166

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Branches and petioles spreading pubescent with interspersed minute glands, per Flora of China.

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140922_871

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140922_872

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm140930_980

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm081018_011

October    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Fruit a red berry borne in pairs on very short stems, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm081018_014

October    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

This is one of worst "shrub-weeds", aggressively invasive, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    s081018_a

October    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Peduncles shorter than or equal to the subtending petiole, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lonicera maackii, Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle

JK Marlow    s081018_b

October    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve