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Invasive Exotic Plant Species: Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)

ID

420-323(ANR-124P)

Authors as Published

Matthew Yancey, Extension Agent, Natural Resources, Northwest District

Reviewed by Jennifer Gagnon, Extension Associate, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

    Cover, Invasive Exotic Plant Species: Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)

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Several species of Asian honeysuckle have been introduced in the United States for their ornamental and wildlife values. Honeysuckle is perhaps the most widespread exotic invasive in the U.S., now found in at least 38 states. The Asian honeysuckle produces abundant seeds which are dispersed by birds and other wildlife. It also spreads by sprouting from its roots. Because it tolerates shade from other plants, it grows in forest understories.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Date

January 20, 2015