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 honeysuckle plant identification

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.

http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/weedcontrol/noxiouslist/bellshoneysuckle.aspx

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..