Morrow’s Honeysuckle

According to Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Morrow’s honeysuckle  is an upright, deciduous shrub that ranges from six to 15 feet in height at maturity. Older stems have hollow pith. Morrow’s honeysuckle has oval or egg-shaped leaves with undersides covered in hair. Morrow’s honeysuckle has long and “pubescent” peduncles.

Hand pulling of the entire plant can get rid of small populations of Morrow’s honeysuckle according  Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Cutting the plant at least once a year helps populations located in shady areas. Controlled burning can also eliminate a population. Herbicide is the best method to kill the honeysuckle as plants should be cut to ground level and stumps should be painted. A penetrating or sticking agent makes the herbicide most effective.

Morrow’s honeysuckle is very attractive to birds, and birds spread its seeds extensively according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Cut stems will resprout wildly, making it difficult to get rid of. Morrow’s honeysuckle prevents native plants from getting sunlight due to sooner time its leaves spread out and drop.

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