Caprifoliaceae (weeds)

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Lonicera maackii flowers (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Wouter Hagens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Caprifoliaceae (weeds) - (honeysuckle family)

The honeysuckle family contains more than 500 species of shrubs, vines and herbaceous plants. Many are grown as ornamentals for their fragrant flowers. Some of these have become invasive and have caused substantial weed problems. For example Lonicera maackii and L. japonica are both native to Asia but are invasive in other regions, threatening natural ecosystems.

The species have opposite leaves and the flowers have often 4 or 5 petals which are fused forming a tube or funnel.

The family Dipsacaceae is treated here as a subgroup (Dipsaceae) of the Caprifoliaceae

The following genera and individual species are currently entered under this family: