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plant id please

Posted by c2g 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 0:13

Just cut my meadow for the spring recently and noticed this coming up. Appears to be putting on new growth each day. I'm thinking it's invasive. Any guesses?

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Can you show a close up of the leaves? Opposite branching so that limits the choices considerably. Viburnums and Ashes have opposite branching.


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  • Posted by c2g 6 (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 13:02

Here's the best I can get from my phone. Can click to zoom.


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Another opposite branching shrub is Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis and I know that the emerging leaves look similar to that. It usually lives in moist conditions.


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  • Posted by c2g 6 (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 4, 13 at 13:38

Hmmmm. I planted a small buttonbush in the backyard last year. Never flowered but had a growth surge in late summer. I'll have to take a look at it and compare notes.


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I'm thinking Lonicera.


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Definitely honeysuckle.


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It looks like honeysuckle which is very invasive. Kill it if you can!


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  • Posted by c2g 6 (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 12, 13 at 8:43

Heres' one last close-up photo of the leaves. There's a few more in my neighbor's yard and I'm noticing it everywhere in the woods. Wondering if anyone can give me a latin name for it:


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What general area are you in, C2G? That might help narrow it down a bit. And while some honeysuckle is invasive, there's lots that isn't. Lonicera ciliosa, Western Trumpet Honeysuckle, for example, is a native plant where I live--not considered invasive at all.


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  • Posted by c2g 6 (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 9:53

@Praties - I live in Philadelphia.


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