Lonicera tatarica

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Lonicera tatarica
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lonicera
Species:
L. tatarica
Binomial name
Lonicera tatarica
Synonyms[1]
  • Caprifolium tataricum (L.) Kuntze
  • Chamaecerasus tatarica (L.) Medik.
  • Lonicera micrantha (Trautv.) Trautv. ex Regel
  • Lonicera morrowii A. Gray
  • Xylosteon morrowii (A. Gray) Moldenke
  • Xylosteon tataricum (L.) Michx.

Lonicera tatarica is a species of honeysuckle known by the common name Tatarian honeysuckle.[2] It is native to Siberia and other parts of eastern Asia, but it is probably better known in North America, where it is a widespread introduced species and noxious weed. This plant, one of several exotic bush honeysuckles present in North America,[3] was introduced as an ornamental plant in 1752.[4] It is known across the continent west to Alaska and California, where it easily grows in disturbed habitat. It is a bushy shrub which may approach three meters in erect height. It is lined with oval or rounded leaves 3 to 6 centimeters long. The inflorescence is generally a pair of white to pink to crimson red flowers each about 1.5 centimeters long. The flowers are somewhat tubular, their stamens and styles protruding. The fruit is a shiny orange or red berry up to a centimeter wide. The plant forms thickets and spreads easily when birds and other animals consume the fruits.

The fruits are not edible for humans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ US Forest Service Weed of the Week
  4. ^ Invasive.org

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