Discussion in 'Tree and Shrubs' started by Lost in mn, Aug 11, 2014.
I'm going to go out on a limb here (excuse the pun) & say it's Bella Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera x bella) based on the untoothed, opposing leaves & the shape. It is an invasive species.
Species comparisons: Left: L. morrowii, Center: L. x bella, Right: L. tatarica
Hmm i'm not sure, the berries are blaze orange with a clear skin, you can see the seed inside it. Honeysuckle produces more of a reddish berry. We have several types of bushes with red berries but nothing like this here bush. I mean you can see it from 100 yards away the berries are so bright in color.
The leaves on this plant almost have a rust hue to them as you can see in the close up pictures.
Update: Oh I think you were right looks to be a Lonicera tatarica. but what the heck is it doing in Minnesota?
It is supposed to be native to the west coast from cali to alaska lol
According to the USDA, you are smack-dab in the middle of the North American distribution:
Here is a state/county map (left click to enlarge).
Someone Knows how to google!!!! lol thanks for the info.
Glad to help. Broadens my knowledge of plants in the far north as well...
it's just so strange I have no idea how the thing got out there it's 1000' off the hwy on private property. Supposedly they are not able to survive sub- 30f temps. Guess I will have to update the Wikipedia as we had several days of -40f or colder last winter.
Worlds first Frozen Death proof Honeysuckle lol
Here is a trivia fact for Siberia:..
I was in WI once in winter... 3 weeks during which the high was -27. It actually hurt to go outside to check my truck. I wasn't planning on staying there that long, but the cold blew out the seals on my transmission it took that long to get it towed & fixed...
LOL that's only 7 degrees colder than shorts weather lol. I've been out in as cold as -53f and you are right it hurts. In hurts to breathe, it hurts to move when you have 98lbs of clothing on and your eyelids and nostrils freeze closed. I live 10 miles from the coldest ever recorded temp in the lower 48 states -64f in 1996 brrrrrr. Officially they said it was -57f but the thermometer froze and broke at -57f so that's where they stopped it.
The difference between -20f and -50f is unbelievable, I have literally used a quart of oil as a hammer in temps that cold lol.
Wait why do I live up here? lol
Peace & solitude from the masses???
YAY! You nailed it!!!
I think you're right about that. @Lost in mn is the only person I know that lives there... MN population 1.