Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Mountains)

Look for it in forests, woodlands, old house sites, 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
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/Yellow(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 morrowii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera morrowii   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Morrow's Honeysuckle


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image of Lonicera morrowii

JK Marlow    jkm0507i_16

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Creekside/Riverside

Leaves broadest at or below middle, grayish-pubescent beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lonicera morrowii

JK Marlow    jkm0507i_18

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Creekside/Riverside

Spherical glossy red berries paired in leaf axils, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.