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Japanese     Honeysuckle(Lonicera japonica)Danelle HaakeLitzsinger Road Ecology CenterMay 17, 2012
Lonicera japonicaHistory Native to Japan and Korea Horticultural Introduction (early 1800s)     Ornamental     Erosion...
Lonicera japonicaHabitat & Distribution Woodlands Prairies Edges
Lonicera japonicaCharacteristics & Identification Woody   vine    Climbing    Ground cover
Lonicera japonicaCharacteristics & Identification Opposite         leaves and branches     Entire margins     Some leav...
Lonicera japonicaCharacteristics & Identification Flowers     April to July     White to yellow     Very fragrant Fru...
Lonicera japonicaSpread Animal-dispersed     seeds Rooting   at nodes
Lonicera japonicaHarmful Effects Girdlingof trees  and shrubs Long leaf-on  period
Lonicera japonicaControl   Foliar spray       1.5-3% glyphosate       Fall application   Cut-and-paint       25% glyp...
Lonicera japonicaBefore & After
Lonicera japonicaBefore & After
Lonicera japonicaReferences   James Miller. Non-Native Invasive Plants of    Southern Forests. USDA Report SRS-62, 2007....
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Japanese Honeysuckle

  1. 1. Japanese Honeysuckle(Lonicera japonica)Danelle HaakeLitzsinger Road Ecology CenterMay 17, 2012
  2. 2. Lonicera japonicaHistory Native to Japan and Korea Horticultural Introduction (early 1800s)  Ornamental  Erosion Control  Wildlife (deer and birds)
  3. 3. Lonicera japonicaHabitat & Distribution Woodlands Prairies Edges
  4. 4. Lonicera japonicaCharacteristics & Identification Woody vine  Climbing  Ground cover
  5. 5. Lonicera japonicaCharacteristics & Identification Opposite leaves and branches  Entire margins  Some leaves lobed Feb 24 May 10
  6. 6. Lonicera japonicaCharacteristics & Identification Flowers  April to July  White to yellow  Very fragrant Fruit  Single berries  Green (unripe) to black (ripe)
  7. 7. Lonicera japonicaSpread Animal-dispersed seeds Rooting at nodes
  8. 8. Lonicera japonicaHarmful Effects Girdlingof trees and shrubs Long leaf-on period
  9. 9. Lonicera japonicaControl Foliar spray  1.5-3% glyphosate  Fall application Cut-and-paint  25% glyphosate  Remove climbing vines Fire  Limits spread, but does not eliminate Hand pull
  10. 10. Lonicera japonicaBefore & After
  11. 11. Lonicera japonicaBefore & After
  12. 12. Lonicera japonicaReferences James Miller. Non-Native Invasive Plants of Southern Forests. USDA Report SRS-62, 2007. Shaw Nature Reserve. Control and Identification of Invasive Species. SNR, 2008. Plant Conservation Alliance, Alien Plant Working Group: www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pdf/loja1.pdf USDA PLANTS Database: plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LOJA Missouri Department of Conservation: mdc.mo.gov/landwater-care/invasive-species- management/invasive-plant- management/japanese-honeysuckle-control

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