Sweet breath of spring (Lonicera fragrantissima)

Sweet breath of spring Common Names: January jasmine


Habit: Multi-stemmed, upright, deciduous shrub growing 6-10 feet tall.

Leaves: Opposite, elliptic to ovate, up to 3 inches long, dull blue-green above to lighter underside.

Stems: Slender, tannish-brown in color.

Flowers: Creamy white in color, 2-lipped petals, very fragrant lemon scented; blooms from March to April.

Fruit and seeds: Sparse, 1/4 inch diameter dark red berry.

Habitat: Native to eastern China. Can be found in open woodlands, old fields, and other disturbed sites.

Reproduction: Rapidly spreads by seed via birds.

Credits: The information provided in this factsheet was gathered from The Morton Arboretum and the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States.

Individual species images that appear with a number in a black box are courtesy of the Bugwood.org network (http://www.invasive.org). Individual photo author credits may not be included due to the small display size of the images and subsequent difficulty of reading the provided text. All other images appear courtesy of Google (http://images.google.com).

Common Name:

Sweet breath of spring

Scientific Name:

Lonicera fragrantissima







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