Sunday, April 3, 2011


Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is an invasive plant that is common, especially in southern parts of Indiana. These fencerow trees are covered with Japanese honeysuckle vines.

REVISION 1/17/2013:  These vines are not Japanese honeysuckle, but rather they are wintercreeper vines (Euonymus fortunei) which is another invasive vine that is a big problem in Indiana.

Both wintercreeper and Japanese honeysuckle vines keep their leaves throughout the Indiana winter, staying more or less green. These pictures were taken in Shelby County near Shelbyville, April 1, 2011.

A closer look at the wintercreeper vine seen in the previous picture.

Link to Euonymus fortunei:

1 comment:

Stone Art's Blog said...

Its such a pity when plants become invasive. There are many plants that I love but dare not utter its name, as they are taking over. Check out some of the monsters we have here in Ireland.