- 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.
- University of Connecticutt Database of Trees, Shrubs and Vines
- Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
- Henderson State University
- The Ohio State University
- USDA NRCS PLANTS
- USDA ARS GRIN
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