Lonicera japonica
Japanese honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica
Lonicera japonica
photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Lonicera japonica
Common name: Japanese honeysuckle
Group: dicot
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Growth type: vine
Duration: perennial
Origin: introduced
Plant height: trails or climbs up to 30'
Foliage: leaves opposite, entire
Flower: white flowers, turning yellow when fading
Flowering time: April - July
Habitat: abundant weed of disturbed ground
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. An invasive weed, listed as noxious in several states.
In Asia, it is used medicinally for carbuncles, fevers, influenza, and ulcers.