Japanese Honeysuckle and Carolina Yellow Jessamine | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

Please note: this image contains two plants.

In the foreground are Japanese Honeysuckle leaves:

Lonicera japonica
• Perennial
• Trailing woody vine
• Reaches up to 30 feet in length
• Nonnative to region
• Simple, opposite leaf formation
• Evergreen leaves
• Fragrant flowers white or yellow
• Flowers born in pairs in the axils of young branches
• Fruit is a many seeded, black, pulpy berry that matures in autumn
• Grows in disturbed habitats like roadsides and heavily used trails

In the background are buds from our native and state flower, the Carolina Yellow Jessamine. 

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