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Tartarian Honeysuckle
Lonicera tartarica
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Not native to Alberta. Perennial.

General Description

By Gustave J. Yaki

Introduced from Eurasia. Abundant. Escaped from cultivation and now rapidly crowding out native species. Stems, woody, a shrub, 2-5m tall; branches thin, smooth, becoming hollow; bark turns pale grey and shreddy as it ages; Leaves, opposite; thin, short-stalked, usually oval, blunt tipped; 3-6cm long. Flowers, usually in 2 pairs, from leaf axils and end of branches; petals, bright to pale pink or nearly white, darker below, 2-lipped, 7-20mm long; ........... Fruit, round, red or yellow, joined at the base, about 7mm across. Habitat: open woods, moist sunny areas, river valleys. nWeas.N50.59.700/W114.08.884; sWeas.N50.59.528/W114.08.397.

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Recent Tartarian Honeysuckle Reports in Alberta


Abundance Location Reporter Date
Present Fairview Escarpment Blake 2011/06/15
Present Waskasoo Creek (West of 49 Ave) Blake 2010/07/22
Present Fairview Escarpment Blake 2010/06/03
Present Red Deer County Blake 2009/06/20
Present Waskasoo / Woodlea Blake 2009/06/19

Tartarian Honeysuckle Hotspots in Alberta

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