West Highland Flora

Honeysuckle


Lonicera periclymenum

 

Lonicera periclymenum

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Sep 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in woods, scrub and shady banks

Flower c 4-5 cm long

ID: Woody shrub with stems twining around vegetation and each other

Other features: Flowers scented, in clusters at stem tips, with long tube, broad upper lip with 4 petal-lobes, and narrow lower lip, 5 long stamens and one style.  Petals creamy white, becoming yellow when pollinated.  Fruit a red berry.

 

Lonicera periclymenum

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2003 Portree, Skye
Right-hand white flower c 10 mm across at widest

 

Lonicera periclymenum

Photo Carl Farmer
2 May 2002 Portree, Skye
 

Leaves and twining stems


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