- Lonicera xylosteum is a perennial shrub that can reach 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) tall.
- Leaves are opposite, elliptical, deciduous and 1-2.5 in. (2.5-6.4 cm) long.
- Flowering occurs in May when white flowers develop in pairs in the axils of the leaves.
- Fruits (when produced) are dark red berries that are eaten and spread by birds.
- Ecological Threat
- Lonicera xylosteum is native to Europe and occurs in poor, well-drained soils in full sun.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
- Connecticut Invasive Plant List
- Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
- Illinois Invasive Plant List
- Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
- Reichard, Sarah. 1994. Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.
- Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
CategoriesCategory: Shrub or Subshrub
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|