Missouri Wildflower Guide


Brought from the woods the honeysuckle twines
Around the porch, and seems, in that trim place,
A plant no longer wild

 

From "The Excursion" by William Wordsworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Honeysuckle

Sweet-scented Japanese Honeysuckle, with its profusion of white flowers that age to creamy yellow, set against dark green leaves, is a pleasure for both the nose and eye while it is in bloom.

 

It is a vigorous vine with brittle, woody stems that twine around objects in order to climb, and will also trail along the ground. Due to it's aggressive nature, Japanese Honeysuckle often invades natural habitats in Missouri, and the Department of Conservation recommends control measures.

 

  • Bloom Time

    May-Jun

     

  • Habit

    Vine

     

  • Longevity

    Perennial

     

  • Flower Size

    To 2 inches

     

  • Leaf Arrangement

    Opposite

     

  • Leaf Stem

    Short