Morrows Honeysuckle

Morrows_Honeysuckle_jpgThis large family (Caprifoliaceae) commonly called the Honeysuckle family consists of 16 genera and 365 species of shrubs, lianas, small trees and a few herbs. These are found in north temperate and boreal regions and tropical mountains.  Family members include ornamental shrugs such as snowberry Elder and species of Viburnum, Abelia, andWeigelia. Preparations of the Honeysuckle family have been used to treat asthma and other chest conditions.  The bark is diuretic and may be taken to relieve gout, kidney stones and liver problems.  The leaves make a good gargle and mouthwash or sore throats and canker sores.  The Honeysuckle berries are toxic.

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ScientificName:

Lonicera Morrowii

Community:

Thicket

PlantStatus:

Naturalized (native of Japan)

LifeSpan:

Perennial

PlantHeight:

Trailing or twining vine

FruitingTime:

July and August

Distribution:

Northwest NJ and Island Beach State Park

FloweringTime:

May and June

IdentifyingCharacteristics:

Leaves oblong to narrowly elliptic