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Japanese Honeysuckle

Scientific Name

Lonicera japonica Thunb. (ITIS)

Common Name

Japanese honeysuckle

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)

Japanese honeysuckle
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Japanese honeysuckle, flowers


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Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.

Council or Task Force
Federal Government
International Government
State and Local Government
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Lonicera japonica. [Accessed Sep 16, 2023].

  • 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.