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Limber Honeysuckle (Flowers)

Identify our native limber honeysuckle by its crowded clusters of tubular, yellow or greenish-yellow flowers, tinged with red, purple, or pink, that are noticeably enlarged on one side at the base.

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Limber Honeysuckle (Fruits)

The leaves of limber honeysuckle are opposite and simple, with the upper pair just below the flowers united to form a disk that is longer than broad; the leaves below the disk are not united. The berries are orange-red to red when mature.

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Limber Honeysuckle (Wild Honeysuckle; Red Honeysuckle)

Lonicera dioica
This native Missouri honeysuckle is uncommon and widely scattered in the state, but it does well as a trellis vine in the native landscape garden. Identify it by its crowded clusters of tubular, yellow or greenish-yellow flowers, tinged with red, purple, or pink, that are noticeably enlarged on one side at the base.

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New Videos Help Fight Invasive Species

I just received a notice of a new video, available online, that’s aimed at helping outdoors people identify and fight invasive species.

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Whack Bush Honeysuckle Now!

When I moved from Northwest Missouri to the Ozark Border Region of central Missouri in 2004, I had no idea of the battle I would encounter with invasive species on my new farm.

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When Green Is No Good

It was one of the warm, sunny weekends in November, and I was happily going from new bluebird box to bluebird box, brushing a coat of water sealant on the wooden top of each.

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Yellow Honeysuckle

Lonicera flava
One of our beautiful, native Missouri honeysuckles, yellow honeysuckle grows mainly in the Ozarks. Unlike the invasive Japanese honeysuckle, this plant is not aggressive and makes a wonderful trellis vine for the ecology-minded gardener.

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Yellow Honeysuckle

One of our beautiful, native Missouri honeysuckles, yellow honeysuckle grows mainly in the Ozarks but can be grown as a wonderful trellis vine statewide. Pay attention to the platterlike pair of joined leaves beneath the flower clusters: The invasive exotic Japanese honeysuckle has no such united leaves.

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