Japanese Honeysuckle

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Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is an ornamental vine found along the Eastern seacoast, and is considered invasive because it smothers native plants by competing for nutrients, sun and water.

It is native to Asia, but in the U.S. it has no natural predators.

Flowering in late spring and early summer, it has a sweet scent. And the flowers, seeds and leaves are used in medicines to relieve headaches, arthritis, diabetes, cancer and more.

Yet all parts of the plant are poisonous to dogs.

Carol DeCapua photos

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