Japanese honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera japonica
Leaf:Opposite, simple, ovate to oval, 1 to 2 inches long, entire margin, sometimes lobed, semi-evergreen, light green and somewhat pubescent.
Flower:Fragrant, 1/2 to 1 inch long, white or yellowish-white long petals, appearing in late spring.
Fruit:Small (1/4 inch diameter), black berry, often in pairs, ripen in fall and persist into early winter.
Twig:Slender, initially pubescent, light brown in color developing scaly, thin bark, hollow pith; buds small.
Bark:Long, shreddy peeling strips, light red-brown to straw-colored.
Form:A scrambling, twisting vine with no tendrils or aerial roots, forms dense thickets in bushes and trees and sprawls along the ground.