Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica

Photo of Honeysuckle
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Honeysuckle is not often thought of as a weed but it does get away and will completely cover an ornamental shrub or tree. There are also some shrub honeysuckles but this one is a vine. There is also a species, Trumpet honeysuckle (L. sempervirens), which has a bright red flower. Upper leaves perfoliate.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences