Scientific NameLonicera morrowii
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Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Leaves: Oval in outline and arranged oppositely along the stem. Leaves are fairly thick and have somewhat of a grayish cast. Stems: Hairy, taking on a shrubby growth habit, becoming 3 1/2 feet high.
Opposite leaves with a grayish cast and shrubs with typical honeysuckle-like flowers. Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is similar but is more of a climbing and trailing plant and has black berries.
Flower Seed Head
Flowers: Almost completely white in color, approximately 6 to 8 mm long.
A globular red berry.
An erect shrubby honeysuckle that has escaped cultivation to become a weed of fencerows in a few isolated locations
woody bush or tree
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval