What shrub is this?

Asked September 13, 2016, 5:36 PM EDT

We have these abundantly on our property, and cannot identify them. It is a shrub, with alternate leaves, with red/purple berries. Don't know about flowers, they had none when we moved in. Thanks for your help!

Cass County Missouri

2 Responses

It is bush honeysuckle, an invasive species. This guide from Missouri Department of Conservation give more information and control options. http://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/bush-honeysuckles

Thank you! I am disappointed, but glad to know what they are so we can address the issue.