1951 On this day the botanist Charles Clemon Deam replied to an inquiry about the honeysuckle.
"That [plant's] name is to me the same as a red flag to a bull. I cannot tell you in words how I regard this vine.
Your question is: Does it propagate from seed?
I do not believe it does.
I have never heard a good word for it. All that I can say affirmatively is that it is no good for anything."
And, before Charles finished writing his censure of the honeysuckle, he twice suggested that some new "insecticides" might kill it.