Member of the Caprifoliaceae family. Japanese honeysuckle is a vine native to eastern Asia, but it now grows in much of the United States along the edges of woods and stream banks. The leaves of the plant are oval in shape and opposite in arrangement along its stem, and they range from 1-3 inches in length. Flowers are tubular in shape and consist of 5 white petals that begin to yellow with age. Japanese honeysuckle is considered a pest plant because of its ability to spread quickly and its tendency to choke out other species by wrapping around them.