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Sweet Breath of Spring

Lonicera fragrantissima

Description:

This non-native is one of the bush honeysuckles with arching stems to 10 feet tall. This is a very early-blooming plant, sometimes as early as January in the warmer parts of its range.

Habitat:

Spotted on top of Kennesaw Mountain

Notes:

L. fragrantissima was introduced from Asia in the 1700s and 1800s. Sweet breath of spring readily invades open woodlands, old fields and other disturbed sites. Its rapid spread is attributed to birds and mammals dispersing the seeds. It can form a dense understory thicket which can restrict native plant growth and tree seedling establishment.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Feb 20, 2013
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013

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