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

 

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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