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Not all honeysuckle is created equally


Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica, is an invasive plant that was originally introduced as an ornamental. It has escaped cultivation, aggressively spreading by rhizomes and bird-dispersed seeds.

Forming dense mats, Japanese honeysuckle quickly overwhelms and shades out native vegetation.


This plant can be identified by its fragrant flowers which blossom all summer and black fruits that form in fall. If this plant is on your property, remove it and consider replacing it with the native coral honeysuckle.

If you have Japanese honeysuckle in your yard, please remove it and replace it with the native coral honeysuckle or other flowering vines such as Carolina jessamine or crossvine.

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