Lonicera tatarica

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This invasive shrub or small tree has leaves which are opposite on branches. They are elliptic with rounded tips. The white to pink flowers stand vertically in pairs from the leaf nodes (A). The fruit, an orange berry, ripens in June (B). The related Wild Honeysuckle (Lonicera dioica), native to North America, is a vine. Maack Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), another invasive species, has pointed leaves and red berries.

Grows in open woods, stream banks and where planted, flowering in April and May. At Neale Woods, rare; scattered around the parking lot, and on the edges of Nebraska and Knull Prairies.

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