Lonicera morrowii/tatarica/bella -- Morrow's, Tatarican, and Belle Honeysuckle

Non-native* (Eastern Asia)

These three species of generally summer-fruiting bush honeysuckles are similar; L. bella is a hybrid of L. morrowii and L. tatarica. See this page for a discussion of bush 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 are probably not distinguishable among these species.

[6] Typical bush honeysuckle seed; this one L. tatarica.


[1] L. morrowii
[1] L. tatarica
[1] L. bella
Fruit ripening dates for L. morrowii: June through August

Fruit ripening dates for L. tatarica: July through August


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

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