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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lonicera maackii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera maackii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Amur Bush-honeysuckle, Amur Honeysuckle


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JK Marlow    jkm150407_147

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_149

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140523_169

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140528_254

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm140622_162

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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

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JK Marlow    jkm140622_162b

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaf margin ciliate, per Flora of China.

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JK Marlow    jkm140622_164

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140622_166

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_871

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_872

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140930_980

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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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.

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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.

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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.

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JK Marlow    s081018_b

October    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

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Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_102420Atlanta24ed

October    DeKalb County    GA

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

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Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_102420Atlanta26ed

October    DeKalb County    GA

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lonicera maackii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera maackii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

865

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia

Uncommon to rare in GA-NC-SC currently, but aggressively invasive in various parts of eastern North America

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, moist forests, fencerows, especially in areas with circumneutral soils, 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:

 

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

 

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