Japanese Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica - Thunberg
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) Family

Plant is a woody, smooth to hairy climbing vine. Flowering date is spring and summer on fence rows, at roadside, in thickets and waste areas. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite on the stem, consisting of one whole part; evergreen; leaf stalk; roughly oval to lance-like and widest in the middle; no teeth and no lobes, tapering to the tip with sides less than equal and base is rounded.

Flowers are clusters in the leaf axil; bisexual; divided into two parts. Calyx is 5-parted. The corolla has 2 lips and 5 stamens. The color is white fading to yellow.

Fruit is a round berry.

The plant is a native of Asia and is invasive.

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