Lonicera L.

2 species naturalized Aust.; Qld, NSW, Vic., SA, WA

*Lonicera japonica Thunb.

Woody twiner, sometimes running along the ground and rooting at the nodes. Branches pubescent when young. Adult leaves ovate or elliptic-oblong to broad-lanceolate, 3–7 cm long. Flowers axillary, in pairs on a short common peduncle, each flower subtended by a leafy bract. Corolla pale yellow tinged with red inside, c. 4 cm long, 2-lipped; upper lip broad, shortly 4-lobed; lower lip narrow; the lips rather shorter than the narrow tube. Stamens 5, exserted. Style exserted. Widespread. Weed in a number of native communities. Introd. from China and Japan. Japanese Honeysuckle