Lonicera japonica... by marlboromaam

Lonicera japonica...

It is beautiful and smells devine with its white and yellow blossoms, but it is invasive and a non-native from east Asia. Another escapee from someone's garden 100s of years ago. It is documented growing wild all over the southeastern USA. It chokes out the native plants. I've got to get it cut out of my wild roses or they will die. More info on this invasive species here - http://namethatplant.net/plantdetail.shtml?plant=864

Storms expected on and off all day long today. So uploading very early in case of power outages.

Nine years ago today - http://namethatplant.net/plantdetail.shtml?plant=864
Sucks that they are so pretty
June 20th, 2021  
Honeysuckle… right? Lovely shot… nice water droplet on the tip of the bloom.
June 20th, 2021  
@blueberry1222 They are pretty! You just have to keep them contained and trimmed back. =)

@kvphoto Yes, KV. Thank you! Our native wild honeysuckle have bright orange blooms! Look - http://namethatplant.net/plantdetail.shtml?plant=867 I will have to find me some. =)
June 20th, 2021  
invasive but pretty. Great shot
June 20th, 2021  
@dutchothotmailcom Thank you, Esther!
June 20th, 2021  
Gorgeous shot, love the water droplet and the dark background. Your wild roses will thanks you :)
June 20th, 2021  
Beautiful capture
June 20th, 2021  
@marlboromaam I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the native honeysuckle growing. I’ve seen a lot of varieties of native azaleas that look a lot like the flowers on the invasive species though.
June 20th, 2021  
Beautifully captured, I love these!
June 20th, 2021  
Great photo @marlboromaam. Same flower grow in my garden, love, love, love. Smells amazing!
June 20th, 2021  
You make it look so appealing in your lovely photo.
June 20th, 2021  
Pretty and delicate looking.
June 20th, 2021  
@yoland Thank you!

@craftymeg Thanks, Margaret!

@kvphoto I may find some at a nursers. I'll let you know!

@ludwigsdiana Thank you, Diana!

@katarzynamorawiec Thank you!

@cdcook48 Thank you, Chris!

@mittens Thank you, Marilyn!
June 20th, 2021  
Very pretty and so delicate
June 20th, 2021  
Beautiful. Very pretty
June 20th, 2021  
Love the soft pretty colours.
June 20th, 2021  
It must smell heavenly, beautiful lighting
June 20th, 2021  
beautiful macro
June 20th, 2021  
Yep; this is the nasty one, but a beautiful photo! We have Lonicera maackii in our back yard. I was so relieved I hadn't intentionally planted L. japonica!
June 20th, 2021  
Very cool shot! I like the contrast: a white flower on a dark background
June 20th, 2021  
pretty for such a bully
June 20th, 2021  
Beautiful
June 20th, 2021  
Oh so sad it’s invasive since it’s so pretty -stay safe with the storm
June 20th, 2021  
Whose to say who is invading and who belongs?
June 20th, 2021  
Beautiful flower and nice POV
June 20th, 2021  
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