Common Name: Tatarian HoneysuckleScientific Name: Lonicera tatarica L.Legal Status: Restricted. It is a bushy shrubwhich may app… It was introduced to the U.S. in the 1700s as an ornamental. If using herbicide treatments, check with your local. It can grow in full sun to shade, and moist to dry, gravelly, or sandy soils. Bark is light gray, and shaggy or peeling. Tartarian honeysuckle bush honeysuckle This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. latifolia; Ecological threat: Invade a broad range of habitats, including forest edges, open woods, fens, bogs, lakeshores, roadsides, pastures and old fields. Of these four, the key distinguishing characteristics of Tatarian are the combination of: usually pink flowers, flowers and fruits at the end of a long stalk, and leaves, stems, stalks … These include Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackki), Morrow’s honeysuckle (Loniceria morrowii), Tartanian honeysuckle, (Lonicera tatarica) and Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera x bella). Common names: Tartarian honeysuckle, bush honeysuckle; Scientific names: Lonicera sibirica; L. tatarica var. It is established in most of the counties in Minnesota. 625 Robert Street North It is native to Siberia and other parts of eastern Asia, but it is probably better known in North America, where it is a widespread introduced species and noxious weed.This plant, one of several exotic bush honeysuckles present in North America, was introduced as an ornamental plant in 1752. It has since spread and naturalized in the Eastern and Midwest United States. All non-native shrubs have hollow stems and twigs. Foliage The leaves are opposite, ovate, 1.5-2.5 in. The Tartarian honeysuckle leaves are smooth on the underside. Tatarian honeysuckle is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub, growing to 10 feet tall. Crossed with L. morrowii, it forms the invasive hybrid L. × bella.  It is native to Siberia and other parts of eastern Asia, but it is probably better known in North America, where it is a widespread introduced species and noxious weed. High densities of honeysuckles can suppress native plant and timber regeneration and form monocultures. Lonicera tatarica is a species of honeysuckle known by the common name Tatarian honeysuckle. It is established in most of the counties in Minnesota. The main method of spread to new sites is through seed dispersal by birds. long pubescent flower stalks Flowering – pink to almost red with : long glabrous flower stalks ; Leaves are bluish green, slightly pubescent beneath to Leaves elliptic to ovate, soft pubescent , petiole . Transportation is only allowed when in compliance with Minnesota Statute 18.82. Leaves may be hairless or downy. has many characteristics of both plants making positive field identification difficult. The opposite leaves are long, to ovate in shape.  It is known across the continent west to Alaska and California, where it easily grows in disturbed habitat. The bark is light gray and can often peel in vertical strips. It is native to Siberia and other parts of eastern Asia, but it is probably better known in North America, where it is a widespread introduced species and noxious weed. Infestation, photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Though the iconic scent and blossoms appeal to generalists such as the European honey bee, the nutritional value of invasive shrub … Young stems are slightly hairy and light brown. The branches are upright and arching with light brown bark, which is often shaggy and peeling in vertical strips on older plants. The opposite leaves are long, to ovate in shape. This species can alter a habitat’s microclimate, by creating dense shade, depleting soil moisture and nutrients, and possibly releasing allelopathic chemicals that inhibit growth of other plants. IDENTIFICATION — Birds eat and spread the seeds of this 10-ft.-tall-and-wide shrub. The Amur Honeysuckle has accumulated leaves that taper to a small point; the flower can be white to pale pink. Tatarian honeysuckle is native to eastern Asia. Appearance Lonicera tatarica is a multistemmed, upright, woody, deciduous shrub that grows up to 10 ft. (3 m) tall. In cultivation, Lonicera tartarica has hybridized with other shrubby species of Lonicera. All non-native shrubs have hollow stems and twigs. Identification/Habitat This shrub may grow up to 17 feet tall. The mature stems have hollow centers (no pith). (3.8-6.4 cm) long and blue-green. Description. This plant, one of several exotic bush honeysuckles present in North America, was introduced as an ornamental plant in 1752. Young plants can be pulled by hand. Identification. The Amur Honeysuckle has accumulated leaves that taper to a small point; the flower can be white to pale pink. It is lined with oval or rounded leaves 3 to 6 centimetres (1.2 to 2.4 in) long. Amur honeysuckle has long pointed leaves, lightly pubescent leaves that are 3.5 - 8.5 cm (1 ¼ - 3 ¼ inches) long. Propagation and sale of this plant are prohibited in Minnesota. It can be especially harmful to spring ephemerals, due to its early leafing.