Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle [Lonicera japonica] found at Fletcher Park on 21 April 2016.  It’s a member of the Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 108-109 states that it’s a vine that blooms in late spring to fall on road-sides and in thickets and it is “an introduced weed, smothering out other plants by its rank growth.”
USDA Plants Listing: Lonicera japonica

Japanese Honeysuckle near Fletcher Park - 21 May 2016

Japanese Honeysuckle near Fletcher Park – 21 May 2016

Japanese Honeysuckle (above) - 21 May 2016

Japanese Honeysuckle (above) – 21 May 2016

Japanese Honeysuckle (with guest) - 21 May 2016

Japanese Honeysuckle (with guest) – 21 May 2016

Japanese Honeysuckle (reds) - 21 May 2016

Japanese Honeysuckle (reds) – 21 May 2016