Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Morrow's Bush-Honeysuckle: Lonicera morrowii

morrowshnysckle6-2.jpg (101205 bytes) Weed Description: An erect shrubby honeysuckle that has escaped cultivation to become a weed of fencerows in a few isolated locations.

Leaves:  Oval in outline and arranged oppositely along the stem.  Leaves are fairly thick and have somewhat of a grayish cast.

Stems:  Hairy, taking on a shrubby growth habit, becoming 3 1/2 feet high.

Flowers:  Almost completely white in color, approximately 6 to 8 mm long.

Fruit:  A globular red berry.

Identifying Characteristics: Opposite leaves with a grayish cast and shrubs with typical honeysuckle-like flowers.  Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is similar but is more of a climbing and trailing plant and has black berries.

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