Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


871

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in forests, woodlands, fencerows, suburban woodlands, 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
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink aging to yellow
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 Xbella   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera Xbella [morrowii X tatarica]   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-02-001:
Lonicera Xbella   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Lonicera bella

 

COMMON NAME:
Bell's Honeysuckle, Pretty Honeysuckle