Kōrero: Weeds of the bush

Japanese honeysuckle

Japanese honeysuckle

Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is shown being pulled out at Karori Sanctuary (later Zealandia) in Wellington. The plant resprouts from broken stems or roots, the tough, wiry stems growing up to 15 metres long. Unable to tolerate shade, in forests it climbs over and suffocates most plants from the ground to the middle of the canopy. Infestations can cause the canopy to collapse, which is followed by invasions of other weeds.

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Bob Brockie, 'Weeds of the bush - More vines and scramblers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13623/japanese-honeysuckle (accessed 19 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 18 Apr 2016