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Is Honeysuckle Poisonous to Dogs? Must Avoid These 4 Varieties

Honeysuckle is a shrub plant which is very recognizable and has a lovely smell that’s why even it attacks many nearby butterflies. It is deciduous because you will find it dropping leaves but even though it’s also considered in the evergreen category. Many Dog owners are curious to know whether these honeysuckle poisonous to dogs and some ask about it they are really invasive in nature so Read on.

Is honeysuckle poisonous to dogs? According to USDA, A Honeysuckle named Lonicera involucrata is mildly poisonous to humans. Honeysuckle Verities Such as Japanese, Tartarian(bush), Common and Coral Honeysuckle are poisonous to dogs and are also invasive for garden. Using herbicide can prevent the growth of honeysuckles and with dogs you should train them or grow honeysuckle where your dog don’t come often. If that happens kindly call for pet care center for immediate help. The berries are used as an edible food source for bears, mammals and even some variety of birds. The ASPCA did not have this plant in there list that what makes many confused with the toxicity of honeysuckle. 

As per IN.GOV, honeysuckle are invasive because once they start to grow it will not stop until the whole forest land is covered by these shrub leaves. It means no food source left for birds and animals to eat. They even have chemicals which will largely affect the soil, that means all growing plants in the area where honeysuckles grow get poisoned.

These plants greatly tolerate hot sun and grow in any landscapes. It has sweet nectar and leaves on this shrub grow opposite of each other over the stem. The White Variety is mostly popular and it is the one that draws the attention of people , this also has colors like yellow and deep orange.

Honeysuckles has almost 170-180 species and is mostly found and native to Eurasia and North America and do you know one of its varieties called Lonicera japonica is considered as invasive in many developed countries like North America, South America , Australia and Europe.

It comes from the family called Caprifoliaceae which is of climbers and ornamental shrubs. These are also grown in the Southern Asia and North African Region & the majority of them are available and cultivated in china. These have very Stunning looking flower and can be grown in most garden soil. Its flower is useful for butterflies and hummingbirds for nectar.

Honeysuckle is bitter in taste and used as dye in some regions. There are many medicinal uses for this plant which includes body cleansing, wounds, burns,sore eyes, dandruff,infectious,arthritis , coughs, pain of feet etc.

It is termed as Invasive in Northern and Central parts of INDIANA. The List also includes South Tennessee, Central Great plains, North Caroline and Southern New England. These are also moved below the soil and can even dominate the whole forest land.

Is honeysuckle poisonous to dogs?

According to USDA, A Honeysuckle named Lonicera involucrata is mildly poisonous to humans. Honeysuckle Verities Such as Japanese, Tartarian(bush), Common and Coral Honeysuckle are poisonous to dogs and are also invasive for garden. Using herbicide can prevent the growth of honeysuckles and with dogs you should train them or grow honeysuckle where your dog don’t come often. If that happens kindly call for pet care center for immediate help. The berries are used as an edible food source for bears, mammals and even some variety of birds. The ASPCA did not have this plant in there list that what makes many confused with the toxicity of honeysuckle. 

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The Toxic Honeysuckle Varieties

The Toxic Honeysuckle Varieties are a group of plants that contain neonicotinoid pesticides that are harmful to the environment. These plants are found in most gardens and can be identified by their bright green leaves, which are covered with a white powder. They are usually planted by homeowners and gardeners because they are attractive and provide a nice scent, but they have been shown to be harmful to humans and animals.

Japanese honeysuckle

Japanese honeysuckle is a type of flowering plant that is native to Japan. It is a perennial climber that typically grows to be about 20 feet high with lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are usually a pale yellow, but they can also be white, pink, or purple. The flowers are small and the blooming period is short, lasting only about two weeks. The flowers grow in clusters on the ends of the stems and then there are some small leaves that grow below them.

Tartarian (Bush) honeysuckle

Tartarian honeysuckle is a type of honeysuckle that is native to the Mediterranean region. The flowers of this plant grow in clusters, and they are white in color with a purple center. The plant’s leaves are long and pointy, and they are covered with fine, soft hair that is light green in color. These plants grow up to 3 feet tall and can live up to 10 years. The flowers of this plant are edible, and they can be used to make jams and jellies.

Common honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a common flower that is native to the United States. It is a perennial plant that grows up to six feet tall. The flowers are usually white and are shaped like a bell. The leaves of the honeysuckle are evergreen and grow in pairs on the stem. The leaves can be as large as six inches long and as wide as three inches. The flowers are wind pollinated, meaning that they release pollen only when there is a strong breeze.

Coral honeysuckle

Coral honeysuckle is a perennial shrub that grows in the Southern United States and Mexico. It is also known as tree honeysuckle, coral bush, and fragrant coral. Coral honeysuckle flowers are small and white, with a sweet scent that many people find pleasant. This plant can grow up to 15 feet in height, and its leaves are large, with red veins. Its flowers are arranged in clusters of five or six. The flowers are short-lived but they give off a strong sweet scent that fills the air. Coral honeysuckle has been used as a flavoring agent in foods such as jellies and jams.

Other Honeysuckle types

Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’

It is one of the top when it comes to beauty and this one is also popular because of its versatility and adaptability. Its leaves are in golden green color forming straight branches and if you add it to your garden, this will add more attractiveness.

The color of its flower bloom is white and this shrub grows about 1-2 m tall.

Lonicera periclymenum ‘Graham Thomas’

It is also a good fragrance and it also attracts hummingbirds with its white flower that turns yellow in the month of July to sept. This will grow red color berries at the end of the summer. This shrub has a height of 5 m

and it is a Deciduous climber honeysuckle.

Lonicera x tellmanniana

It is a one of the favorites of those who like colorful flowers like orange and yellow. The flower bloom will be shown in the month of may till July. This one is also a Deciduous Climber and having a height of 4-5 m ,

I have talked to many people. This one has very powerful fragrance in a good way I mean.

Lonicera ‘Mandarin’

It is a flowering shrub that shows orange flowers in the months of July to September. This variety has no fragrance and if you are allergic to flower scent then you should go with this.

Lonicera fragrantissima

It is one of the honeysuckle popular to be grown in the winter season , and this deciduous meaning it will drop leaves often the whole year. It is about 1-2 m tall in height and it grows and shows blooms

in January to march with beautiful white color flowers.

Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’

It is a flowering shrub which blooms in the month of July to September , most honeysuckle bloom this time and it has white flowers , this will cover your wall or garden faster. Most people grow this with roses as this one suits with red flowering plants.

 

Honeysuckle Poisoning in Dogs

It is important to keep in mind that honeysuckle is poisonous to dogs, so if you have a dog and you see this plant blooming around your yard, make sure you keep your dog away from it. Honeysuckle can cause kidney failure, liver failure, and even death for your dog.

Symptoms of Honeysuckle Poisoning

Honeysuckle poisoning is a serious condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Loss of balance
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Mood changes

How to Remove Honeysuckle from Your Garden

Honeysuckle is a pretty plant, but it is also invasive and difficult to remove from your garden. There are two main ways to remove honeysuckle from your garden: cutting the plant down or using herbicides. Cutting the plant down is an option if you have time. If you don’t, you can use herbicides. Herbicides will kill the plant, but they will also kill other grass in the area. Here is the herbicide I recommend – Click here.

There are other ways you can remove honeysuckle from your garden without harming the plant if you want to keep it. One way is to use a sharp knife to cut the honeysuckle away from the ground. Another way is to dig up the roots and place them in a bucket of water. You can also just pull the leaves off of the plant and not worry about damaging the plant. It may take a few days or weeks, but your garden will be back to normal after you get rid of the honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle Facts

  • Honeysuckle flowers can be found in gardens, parks, and yards in North America.
  • They are also one of the most common species of flowers to be found in the United States.
  • The flowers are a white color and have a sweet fragrance. The leaves of the honeysuckle are an emerald green color and have a slightly rough feel.
  • The stems of the honeysuckle flower are long and thin, with few leaves on them.
  • The blooms of the honeysuckle flower can be up to two inches wide and are often spotted in clusters.

 

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Honeysuckles smell

is kind of fruity or sweet , But basically it depends on the variety of honeysuckles some have a pungent smell and some doesn’t even have any fragrance, some even smell like lemons , you will notice the thick sweat smell in most.

Honeysuckle meaning

is denoted as happiness or Pureness. Some say it gives a feeling of love and sweetness just because it has a sweet fragrance. Many describe it as good luck or something that protects you from bad energy. It also symbolizes kindness or gentleness in love.

Honeysuckle edible

in some variety like lonicera caerulea as USDA government site claims it as edible but yes it is mildly toxic. It has berries of red , black, blue color which are round and even as seeds .

Honeysuckle eating

is done using by removing the base and then take the thread like string out , you will see some drop coming , that is what sweet honeysuckle nectar. Here below is the video how to take it out.


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