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


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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

image of Lonicera maackii

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