Taxon  Report   5013    
Lonicera japonica  Thunb. ex Murray
Japanese honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Lonicera japonica
© 2016 Keir Morse
Lonicera japonica
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Lonicera japonica, a dicot, is a vine or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Lonicera japonica
© 2018 michelle peruzzi
Genus: Lonicera
Communities: escaped cultivar

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lonicera japonica var. aureo-reticulata
PLANTS: Lonicera japonica var. chinensis
PLANTS: Nintooa japonica
More information about  Lonicera japonica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).