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Japanese Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera japonica


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Caprifoliaceae Family

Lonicera Genus

Location

native to eastern Asia including Japan, Korea, northern and eastern China, and Taiwan. This species was found in Utah.
Japanese Honeysuckle has become naturalized in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand and much of the United States, including Hawaii, as well as a number of Pacific and Caribbean islands.

Physical Description
It is a twining vine able to climb up to 10 m high or more in trees, with opposite, simple oval leaves 38 cm long and 23 cm broad. The flowers are double-tongued, opening white and fading to yellow, and sweetly scented. The fruit is a globose dark blue berry 58 mm diameter containing numerous seeds.
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Japanese Honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica - YouTube.com

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Caprifoliaceae
Dipsacales
Dipsacales
Thirsty Order (Teasel)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
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Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Although called "Japonica" this species of Honeysuckle has most of it's historical, folklorical and medicinal roots in China.

Yellow and White Shrub Flowers
significant source of food for deer, rabbits, hummingbirds and other wildlife.

It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and is used (often in combination with Forsythia suspensa) to dispel heat and remove toxins, including carbuncles, fevers, influenza and ulcers. In Korean, it is called geumeunhwa. The dried leaves are also used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Yin Qiao San tea can help fever, headache, cough, thirst, and sore throat.

VIDEO: Sphynx Moth pollenating a Honeysuckly Flower.

"Mauresvermer Hyles gallii"
This butterfly is filmed in Arendal, Norway 27th of july 2008
www.youtube.com watch?v=O6v3kkhrdEs



Yellow and White Shrub Flowers - Flower
Yellow and White Shrub Flowers - Flower - June 07, 2009



Yellow and White Shrub Flowers - Flower
Yellow and White Shrub Flowers - Flower - June 07, 2009

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