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Amur Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera maackii


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Shrub

Caprifoliaceae Family

Lonicera Genus

Location

Origin & Range: Amur honeysuckle is a native of eastern Asia. Found in northern and western China (south to Yunnan), Mongolia, Japan (central and northern Honshū, rare), Korea, and southeastern Russia (Primorsky Krai)

Physical Description
Amur honeysuckle is a multi-stemmed, upright, deciduous shrub that grows to 15 ft. (4.8 m) tall. The leaves are opposite, ovate, 2-3 in. (5.1-7.6 cm) long, 0.5-1.5 in. (1.3-3.8 cm) wide, accuminate and usually persist into winter. Often it is one of the first shrubs to leaf out in the spring. The fragrant flowers are tubular, white to yellow in color, thin-petaled and develop in May to June. In September abundant, fleshy berries ripen to red in color and often persist into the winter. Berries are 1/4 in. (0.6 cm) in diameter.


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Thirsty Order (Teasel)
Euasterids II
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Core Eudicots
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Half Capsule Seed Division
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General Information

Amur honeysuckle is a native of eastern Asia and was first introduced into North America in 1855. It has been planted widely as an ornamental and for wildlife food and cover.
The common name Amur Honeysuckle comes from the Amur River which is the world's eighth longest river. This river forms the border between the Russian Far East and Manchuria in China. L. maackii is native to the area surrounding this river.
Lonicera is named after Adam Lonitzer, a 16th century German naturalist.

maackii is named after Richard Maack, a 19th century Russian naturalist.
It is listed as an endangered species in Japan, but in the USA it is considered invasive in Connecticut, Massachusets and Vermont



Amur Honeysuckle
Flowers Close Up



Amur Honeysuckle
Flowers and leaves



Amur Honeysuckle
Scan of leaves and berries

Comment: Amur Honeysuckle, Lonicera maackii

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Thunder
Thunder
June 02, 2010
I am lucky again! lol :o))

gardengeek
gardengeek
June 02, 2010
I think you're right again!
Thunder
Thunder
June 02, 2010
Gardengeek...these look amazingly like Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica L.)
"This plant, one of several exotic bush honeysuckles present in North America, was introduced as an ornamental plant in 1752"

"Exotic bush honeysuckles are dense, upright deciduous shrubs (3 to 10 feet in height) with shallow roots; opposite, simple, and oval or oblong leaves; and yellow, orange, or red berries. Tartarian honeysuckle has smooth, hairless, bluish-green leaves. Morrow's honeysuckle has downy leaves, while bella honeysuckle is a hybrid between the Tartarian and Morrow's varieties. The shaggy-barked older stems and branches of the shrubs are often hollow. Flowering occurs during May and June, and produces fragrant, tubular flowers arranges in pairs. Flowers of the Tartarian honeysuckle are generally pink to crimson in color. Flowers of the other bush honeysuckle species are white and become yellow as they age"
Tpo take a look at someone else's pics go to invasive.org species subject.cfm?sub=3043

gardengeek
gardengeek
June 02, 2010
Do you think this is a Honeysuckle?
  Tartarian Honeysuckle Tartarian Honeysuckle
Tartarian Honeysuckle
Honeysuckles (Lonicera, pronounced /lɒˈnɪsərə/; syn. Caprifolium Mill.) are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Nor


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