Lonicera japonica -- Japanese Honeysuckle

Non-native* (Eastern Asia)


Grows as a vine, not a shrub. There are a number of native vining honeysuckles in Michigan:
See also identification tips in Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-alikes: an Identification Guide for the Mid-Atlantic (PDF) by the New York Botanical Garden. 

Seeds of L. japonica present in bird fecal samples at the Rouge River Bird Observatory, Dearborn, MI. 


* Listed as invasive in natural areas by the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States.

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