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 Bell's Honeysuckle at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-02-001:
Lonicera ×bella FAMILY Caprifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Bell's Honeysuckle, Pretty Honeysuckle, Showy Honeysuckle
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Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org bug_5394402
Month Unknown Jefferson County CO
A hybrid of L. tatarica & L. morrowii, with intermediate characters, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org bug_5443144
Leaves obtuse to acute (rarely short acuminate), thinly pubescent beneath, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5453330
Stalks of fruit longer than petioles, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5453352
Flowers in pairs with connate ovaries, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5453363
Corolla pink (aging to yellow). Peduncles longer than the subtending petiole, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
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 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
Pink aging to yellow
Flowers in peduncled pairs in leaf axils
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007) p168
- A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests (Miller, Chambliss, & Lowenstein, 2010) p032
- Invasive Plants, Weeds of the Global Garden (Randall & Marinelli, 1996) p60
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p126
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p294
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p199
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