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Japanese Honeysuckle

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Japanese honeysuckle
Scientific Name:
Lonicera japonica Thunb. (ITIS)
Common Name:
Japanese honeysuckle
Japanese honeysuckle, flowers - Photo by John D. Byrd; Mississippi State University
Native To:
Eastern Asia (Munger 2002)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
1800s (Munger 2002)
Means of Introduction:
Ornamental (Munger 2002)
Crowds out native species (Munger 2002)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Japanese Honeysuckle.

Council or Task Force

Ohio Invasive Plants Council.
See also: Invasive Plants of Ohio for worst invasive plant species identified in Ohio's natural areas


IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

USDA. FS. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Federal Government

USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

International Government

Brisbane City Council (Australia).
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy.

State and Local Government

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food. Division of Plant Industry.
See also: New Hampshire's Prohibited Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for additional invasive trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Forest Service.
See also: Forest Health Publications for more Invasive Species Leaflets

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

See also: Invasive Species Fact Sheets for more species

Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Invasive Plant Species Assessment Working Group.

See also: Invasive Species for exotic animal and plant pests invading Indiana, causing economic and visual damage
Missouri Department of Conservation.
See also: Problem Plant Control (scroll to Invasive Plants section) for more information to help you identify and control most common invasive plants in Missouri
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands
North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension. Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants.


University of Maine. Cooperative Extension.
See also: Maine Invasive Plants & Entire Series for entire series of 22 fact sheets and invasive plants brochure (available in HTML/PDF or for purchase)
Ohio State University. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.


  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Lonicera japonica. [Accessed Mar 19, 2015].
  • Munger, G.T. 2002. Lonicera japonica. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.