Lonicera tatarica


This naturalized shrub or small tree has leaves which are opposite on branches. They are elliptic with rounded tips. The white to pink flowers stand vertically in pairs from the leaf nodes (A). The fruit, an orange berry, ripens in June (B). The related Wild Honeysuckle (Lonicera dioica) is a vine. Maack Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), another introduced species, has pointed leaves and red beries.

Grows in open woods, stream banks and where planted, flowering in April and May. At Neale Woods, rare; scattered around the parking lot, and on the edges of Nebraska and Knull Prairies.

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