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Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder)

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Amur Honeysuckle

Summary

A shrubby honeysuckle native to east Asia, and introduced to North America, where it is widely considered invasive.

Range - Expand

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Introduced
Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

Habitat

Deciduous woodlands and thickets, especially borders or edges, savannahs. Often one of the dominant plants in small sections of woodland adjacent to roadways, railroads, and industrial areas. Thrives on disturbed sites but also able to invade intact natural areas.

Faunal Associations

In North America, this shrub often attracts white-tailed deer, who favor it because of the dense cover created by its low, arching branches.

The berries are eaten by birds.

Uses

Was widely planted as a landscaping plant before its invasive potential was recognized.

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