Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Standish's Honeysuckle at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org bug_5392301
Branches retrorsely hispid with reddish-brown hairs, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Rare, but locally abundant & invasive in c. NC (Uwharrie National Forest)
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Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Flowers in peduncled pairs in leaf axils
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