Lonicera japonica Thunb.


Names and Myths

Lonicera named by Linnaeus for Adam Lonitzer a 16th centurary German Herbalist.54

Japonica Japanese

Natural history / Folklore

This Japanese variety was introduced as an ornamental, for its flowers and its fragrance in many areas it has moved into the wild and spread rapidly. It is now listed as one of the 10 worst invasive weeds by the Nature Conservancy.36

Species List Family Group
Previous Study Next


Opposite leaved vine with white or yellow trumpet shaped flowers.