Exotic Pest Reporting
Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in NY in 1806.
Japanese honeysuckle has been planted widely throughout the United States as an ornamental, for erosion control, and for wildlife habitat. Japanese honeysuckle invades a variety of habitats including forest floors, canopies, roadsides, wetlands, and disturbed areas. Japanese honeysuckle can girdle small saplings by twining around them, and it can form dense mats in the canopies of trees, shading everything below.
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