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Greater morphological plasticity of exotic honeysuckle species may make them better invaders than native species
Author(s): J. A. Schweitzer and K. C. Larson
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society
Article Topic(s): Invasive species,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle),
AbstractCompares the morphological plasticity of the native Lonicera sempervirens and invasive L. japonica. Lonicera japonica showed greater responses to more morphological characters than L. sempervirens. These results suggest that greater levels of plasticity may contribute to the invasiveness of L. japonica.
Suggested CitationJ. A. Schweitzer and K. C. Larson. "Greater morphological plasticity of exotic honeysuckle species may make them better invaders than native species." Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 126.1 (1999): 15-23.