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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2018, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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is this honeysuckle?

Just clipped these off today, January 14, so they arent in the best shape due to the weather. However, I am putting them in a bottle to see if they sprout roots. Anyone know if or what kind of honeysuckle they are, and if not, what is it? Thanks.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2018, 03:34 PM
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It looks like native honeysuckle vine, the leaves are opposite as they should be.

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Looks like it to me.
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Thanks very much, hopefully it will sprout roots and I will transplant it to my hunting camp.
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If not, just wait until it starts to bloom this late spring and dig out a couple plugs with the roots attached and transplant it. I have no idea if the vine will root for you in water or not but you can buy some stuff, I can't think of what of is called, some kind of rooting food you put in the water.

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If not, just wait until it starts to bloom this late spring and dig out a couple plugs with the roots attached and transplant it. I have no idea if the vine will root for you in water or not but you can buy some stuff, I can't think of what of is called, some kind of rooting food you put in the water.
Rooting hormone...but there are two different types.
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When we had PGC biologist at our camp he told us that that there was no real wildlife benefit to having honeysuckle , get rid of it as it's invasive. Good thing is it has shallow roots and almost all plants can be uprooted by hand. Very old stuff comes out with front end loader or backhoe easy too.

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When we had PGC biologist at our camp he told us that that there was no real wildlife benefit to having honeysuckle , get rid of it as it's invasive. Good thing is it has shallow roots and almost all plants can be uprooted by hand. Very old stuff comes out with front end loader or backhoe easy too.
That is surprising to me. The beagles typically find a fair amount of bunnies at our place amongst the honeysuckle plants.
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It may not have food value but it has great cover value and it has value to bees which have value to plants and trees that wildlife need. I am surprised that a biologist would tell you to get rid of a native plant when we are over run with invasives.
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I can tell you that the honeysuckle that we have at camp is eaten by deer. You can clearly see where it is nipped off where it is within reach of the deer.
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