MAACK HONEYSUCKLE

Lonicera maackii

HONEYSUCKLE FAMILY (Caprifoliaceae)


Description
This non-native shrub or small tree grows up to 15 feet tall. The sharply pointed leaves are opposite on the twigs, with 2 pairs of white, upright flowers at each leaf node (A,B). Its shiny red berries appear in September (C,D). Leaves and fruit remain on these shrubs late into fall, making them easy to spot after the other shrubs have already lost their leaves. The similar Tatarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) has rounded leaves and orange berries.

Occurrence
Grows on floodplains, especially near water, flowering in May and June. In Fontenelle Forest, uncommon along Stream Trail. At Neale Woods, uncommon on MRE Trail.

Comments
Also known as Amur Honeysuckle.



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