Please ID this plant

Asked July 3, 2018, 7:28 AM EDT

Can you please ID this plant? It is important to pollinators?

Thank you.

Crow Wing County Minnesota

2 Responses

This is Bell's honeysuckle. While I've observed that bumble bees in particular seem to love it, it is considered a restricted noxious weed by the DNR. You are not required by law to remove the plant, but should manage it to prevent it's spread into other areas.

Thank you. I've noticed that is has spread a little in the past 28 years. I'll cut it down and replace them with another pollinator friendly shrub or flower..