03 Jul 2016.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Found at the border of a lawn and woods.
Binomial name: Lonicera morrowil A. Gray
(Rhoads and Block)
Common name: Morrow's Honeysuckle
Habitat: It is an invasive species, especially in the northeast, that was introduced into the United States from Japan. This species can thrive in disturbed areas, such as the side of the road. It is also found in or around forested areas. Interestingly, this species uses allelochemicals to thrive among competition.
Physiographic region: Deep Valley Region
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) is a deciduous honeysuckle in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to Japan, Korea, and Northeast China. It is a shrub, reaching a height of 2-2.5 m, with oblong leaves 4–6 cm long. It leafs out quite early in the spring, and in North America is commonly the first deciduous shrub with foliage in March. The flowers are white to pale yellow, and the fruit is a dark red berry 7–8 mm diameter containing numerous seeds....