Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


869

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, but locally abundant & invasive in c. NC (Uwharrie National Forest)

Look for it in forests, woodlands, old home sites, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Native Plant Society
US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

partial shade

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy white
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in peduncled pairs in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring
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 standishii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera standishii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Standish's Honeysuckle