Problem Plant: Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)    

Japanese Honeysuckle, a species native to eastern Asia, is a perennial vine that climbs by twisting its stems around vertical structures. First introduced to this country in the early 1800s and enjoyed for its fragrant flowers and nectar, this ubiquitous invader now threatens forests and wetlands throughout the eastern half of the United States.

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