What You Need to Know
Pretty, fragrant bush honeysuckles have been grown as ornamentals in the Eastern U.S. since the 1800s. But now they're an invasive weed. They have spread far beyond the places where they were planted. In forests, they can spread rapidly and choke out native plants.
There are dozens of species of honeysuckle. Some are native and some are invasive. We'll refer to the invasives as bush honeysuckle.
Maps of several species of bush honeysuckle are on this page from the National Park Service.
With the right information, you can protect your woods from this invasive plant. Start by learning about bush honeysuckle, or jump to steps for damage control or prevention. And remember, help is always available.
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