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Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)

Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Lonicera japonica Thunb.

Common Name:

Japanese honeysuckle


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Temperate regions, where it tolerates any soil, although thrives in moist, fertile settings (Blood 2001, Muyt 2001). Japanese honeysuckle is a weed of gardens and invades heathland and heathy woodland, damp sclerophyll forest, wet sclerophyll forest, riparian vegetation, and warm temperate rainforest (Blood 2001, Carr
et al 1992).

Photo: Japanese honeysuckle flower
Japanese honeysuckle flowers
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Japanese honeysuckle plant
Japanese honeysuckle plant
Photo: Mark Imhof

Related Links
Information on Japanese Honeysuckle (external link) on the US National Invasive Species Council website.

Weed Identification Note for Japanese Honeysuckle (external link) - on the Weeds Australia website. Information is provided on the generalised current distribution in Australia as well as other information such as origin, distinguishing features, dispersal etc.
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