Lonicera morrowii fly honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae LOMO*; Bx, pb; Q, cu, ft, j, wl; 

lonicera morrowii.© Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Lonicera morrowii.© Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org. (Accessed 7/2014).

Lonicera morrowii is a shrub to 2 m tall and as wide, forming a tangled mound of branches, young twigs softly hairy, older stems hollow, buds gray, densely hairy.

Leaves opposite, stalk 0.2-0.4 cm, densely hairy, blade 3- 5 cm long, elliptic to egg-shaped, tip barely pointed to rounded with a short abrupt point, base rounded, slightly hairy above, softly hairy below, dull gray-green.

Flowers cream-white, becoming yellow, irregular, tubular, 1.5 cm long, hairy outside, in pairs, flowers stalks much longer than leaf stalks 0.5-1.5 cm (Rehder 1986); blooms May.

lonicera morrowii.friut.© Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Lonicera morrowii.fruit.© Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 7/2014).

Fruit fleshy, bright red, translucent, 0.5 cm, stalk (peduncle) less than 1.5 cm long (Personal communication S. Glenn); ripens July-Aug.

Wetland status: FACU.

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent.

Origin: Japan.

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation.

Notes: Very similar to L. tatarica and L. maackii.