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bush honeysuckle

noun
1.
any of several shrubs of the genus Diervilla, of eastern North America, having clusters of yellowish flowers.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism
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Examples for bush honeysuckle
  • bush honeysuckle seeds are primarily distributed by birds and small mammals.
  • Grazed and disturbed woodlots may also be invaded by some bush honeysuckle species.
  • bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard have invaded woodlands and destroyed native vegetation.
  • Flowers of the other bush honeysuckle species are white and become yellow as they age.
  • If you've got a giant green thicket in your woods, you may have a bush honeysuckle infestation.
  • Each year, site work involves the removal of invasive species, such as bush honeysuckle and the general cleanup of the area.
  • The event will focus on litter pickup, debris removal and taking out bush honeysuckle, an invasive species.
Encyclopedia Article for bush honeysuckle

any of three species of low shrubs in the genus Diervilla, belonging to the family Diervillaceae, all native to eastern North America. They are frequently confused with Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tartarica), which is often called honeysuckle bush (see honeysuckle).

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