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Lonicera japonica

This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina
Description

Evergreen, naturalized, rampant vine, difficult to control. It is capable of growing over plants and smothering them. Remove where possible and keep it away from landscape plants.  

 Classified as Highly Invasive

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Aureorecticulata'
  • 'Hall's Prolific'
  • 'Michell's Rose'
  • 'Purpurea'
Tags:
#deciduous#invasive#weedy#vines
Cultivars:
  • 'Aureorecticulata'
  • 'Hall's Prolific'
  • 'Michell's Rose'
  • 'Purpurea'
Tags:
#deciduous#invasive#weedy#vines
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lonicera
    Species:
    japonica
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Edibility:
    Nectar can be sucked from flowers without harm.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Small, glossy black berries.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Irregular
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    White, fragrant flowers that fade to yellow, and bloom for most of the summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves have lobed margins in the juvenile stage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Invasive Species
    Poisonous
    Weedy
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, pupil dilation, cold sweat, rapid heartbeat, respiratory failure, convulsions, and coma. TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Vine with saponic and cyanogenic glycosides; fruits with carotenoids.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits