Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


870

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: central Asia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed forests, 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:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
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

 

partial shade

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White/ Pink/ Red
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in peduncled pairs in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer
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 tatarica   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera tatarica   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tatarian Honeysuckle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lota_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_lota_002_lvd

        

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Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org    bug_1480255

Month Unknown        

Upright, multi-stemmed, a dense twiggy mass - the Edsel of deciduous shrubs, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1556341

Month Unknown        

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Patrick Breen, Oregon State University, Bugwood.org    bug_2308012

Month Unknown        

Cultivars include flower colors of white, pink and red.

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Joseph O'Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_5252051

Month Unknown        

Berries red or yellow, globose, 5-6mm in diameter, per Flora of China.

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Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org     bug_5308002

Month Unknown        

Seeds 2-2.3mm, smooth with concave dots, per Flora of China.

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Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org    bug_5443143

Month Unknown        

Petiole 2-5mm; leaf blade ovate or ovate-oblong, sometimes oblong, per Flora of China.

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5448027

Month Unknown        

Inflorescences axillary paired flowers; peduncle 1-2cm, per Flora of China.

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5448034

Month Unknown        

Leaf base rounded or slightly cordate, margin ciliate, apex acute or obtuse, per Flora of China.