Tag Archive: honeysuckle

Aug 25

Notes from the road: spotlights on leading plant invasive species research

Invasivore Sean Hoban recently attended the annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America in Boise, Idaho, which featured a session an afternoon session on some recent studies in plant Invasion Biology. Six researchers presented their latest ecological and genetic findings, from the interactive effects of Amur honeysuckle and white-tailed deer to hybridization among multiple …

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Sep 15

Out to Eat! September 15, 2012

A buffet of eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet! Our Pick of the Week is a charming invasive species cartoon over at the Bugwood Blog The Institute for Applied Ecology recently hosted their first Invasive Species Cookoff Interesting conflict surrounding the edible invasive water spinach in the US Next week, a …

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Jun 21

Guest Post: Honeysuckle Tea

Robb from Boise tries to brew some honeysuckle tea

  Robb from Boise gave Japanese honeysuckle a try.  You’ll recall our line of awesome honeysuckle mixed drinks a while back.  He helped us realize we forget to mention something important about brewing it: don’t brew in hot water!  Here’s his story:       1.  Find nice selection of blossoms. 2.  Pick enough to …

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Oct 16

Out to Eat! October 16, 2011

Here’s another helping of eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet! A new law in Michigan makes it illegal to possess feral swine for hunting. Elsewhere, goats are again being utilized as natural invasivores. Fall is a great season for identifying invasive species in your yard, but be sure to dispose of …

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Jul 05

Recipe: Hummingbird Fizz

Serving suggestion for a Hummingbird Fizz.  (Photo credit:  S. Sim)

The vibrant red of the watermelon is not only pleasing to the eye, but also to the the taste buds.  I recommend enjoying a Hummingbird Fizz on a warm summer evening while listening to the John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes forever and watching patriots light up the sky.  If you prefer more organic light shows, …

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Jul 01

Recipe: Lazy Loni

Muddled fresh pineapple

In the genus Lonicera, the honeysuckle blooms in summer and thus makes a refreshing drink for a warm and lazy summer afternoon.  I’ve tried to combine the delicate fragrance of honeysuckle with flavors that won’t compete or completely mask it. Lazi Loni ingredients: Honeysuckle syrup (as usual, fresher is better, as the honeysuckle fragrance will …

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Jun 30

Recipe: Lime honeysuckler

Lime Honeysuckler (serving suggestion) [Photo credit:  S. Sim)

We’ve been busy here at Invasivore… busy concocting delicious mixed drinks!  That’s right, we’re combining invasivory with mixology and sharing the recipes for our adult readers.  Please feel free to do some experimentation yourself and as always, drink responsibly! Ingredients: Honeysuckle simple syrup (to optimize the honeysuckle flavor, use freshly made honeysuckle syrup) Club soda Rum …

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Jun 28

Recipe: Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

Honeysuckle on the vine (Photo credit:  S. Sim)

On my way home one day I caught a whiff from a flowering vine and found the Japanese honeysuckle.  Its flowers were fragrant and sweet, and I thought some of is leaves didn’t look honeysuckle-like until I saw that it was in fact choking out a tree.  I flicked off the ants also trying to …

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Apr 27

Species Profile: Japanese Honeysuckle

Distribution of Japanese honeysuckle in the US (green is where it is present).  Photo credit:  EDDMapS.org

The smell of Japanese honeysuckle reminds me of the national flower of the Philippines, the sampagita, which bloomed around my birthday.  The fragrance of Japanese honeysuckle flowers strongly triggers memories from my youth, and luckily, I can enjoy the scent as I harvest the blossoms and participate in invasivory. The invasive Japanese honeysuckle My first encounter …

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