Lonicera japonica [Caprifoliacea]

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Scientific Name Lonicera japonica USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Japanese Honeysuckle ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Caprifoliacaceae (Honeysuckle) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Variety of habitats, woods, thickets, roadsides, fields, and abandoned homesites.
Plant: Perennial vine up to 30 to 50 feet, climbs by twisting its stems around vertical structures, including limbs and trunks of shrubs and small trees.
Leaves: Oblong to ovate, sometimes lobed, with short stalks.
Inflorescence: Tubular flowers with five fused white petals, turning yellow with age, very fragrant; occuring in pairs along stems at leaf axils.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: SEINet and www.texasinvasives.org.
Notes: Very invasive species that can form dense tangles that smother trees and crowd out native plants. Large population at Walnut Creek Park, Austin.
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