Mystery plant in our backyard

Asked April 21, 2015, 7:51 PM EDT

I have attached a couple photos of a plant that "showed" up in our yard last year. We do not know what it is and folks at the local nurseries don't either. Does anyone at your end have an idea? We rather like the plant and it is coming back nicely this year. Thank you for taking a look. Bradley Wycoff

Lane County Oregon plant identification horticulture

2 Responses

This looks like Himalayan Honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa). The seeds are easily spread by birds so probably how it just appeared in your yard! Flowers can be white or pink/red depending on the variety.

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Brooke, thank you so much. That was quick!

Bradley.