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    03 / 23 / 2019

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Hello again…..These were planted by my neighbor beside my pasture fence. Just wanted to know what they are and if they are poisonous to goats. They look like purple honey suckles but grow low to the ground. About a foot tall with some runners. Each plant grows out about four feet in diameter but low to the ground and doesn’t climb but very little. Thanks for any help! JW


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome JW! I’m looking forward to the plant’s confirmed ID. Old fashioned & flip phone are fine with me. LOL!

    March 27th, 2019 at 2:29am

  • JW Apprentice says:

    Thanks Laura for sending all the sites! I will look at them and see if I can determine what we have. I will give you feedback once I feel pretty sure on what it is. P.S. I took the photos with a little canon camera. Really not focused that good. I am old fashioned and still don’t have a smart phone. I still use a flip phone. LOL! Thanks again! JW

    March 25th, 2019 at 10:09pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Information of toxic plants to goats.

    March 24th, 2019 at 11:10pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to a livestock forum discussion on goats consuming honeysuckle. I want to add that flowers are needed for a confirmed ID. If you don’t want to wait for these to bloom, perhaps you could try to local Agricultural Extension Service for a faster result.

    March 24th, 2019 at 11:19pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Information for the Purple-Leaf Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica ‘Purpurea’).

    March 24th, 2019 at 11:39pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Hi JW, appreciate the feedback with very good photos. To my eyes the opposite leaves, veins pattern and coloring, this could be a type of honeysuckle. If these are honeysuckle, flowers & fruits are need to narrow down its species or cultivar. There are conflicting information about goats consuming honey suckle. One site said ‘not toxic’, the other said ‘yes’. For now check out these included links for variety of cultivars images and information. Click on images to enlarge. One of the link is in Russian, but the images are similar to yours. When it blooms and you still don’t know, please give us an update with photo of flowers. Best wishes to you JW! Laura

    March 24th, 2019 at 11:09pm

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