Species: Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

Family: Honeysuckles (CAPRIFOLIACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Honeysuckles (CAPRIFOLIACEAE)

This is principally a north temperate family, with leaves mainly opposite along the stem. Unlike the Bindweeds the climbing honeysuckles twine clockwise. The flowers are two-lipped with five joined petals.

C. Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

The two-lipped fragrant flowers of this native climber appear in June, followed by red berries. The woody stems are immensely strong, and three or five plaited ropes were made from them. Remnants of these ropes have been found under the stones of Stonehenge, indicating that they were used in hauling the stones to their present position.

Honeysuckle extracts have emitocathartic properties, and the leaves and flowers also have expectorant and laxative properties. Goats, however, will browse the leaves, and chickens eat the berries.

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Honeysuckle

The Honeysuckle is a native climber whose flowers appear in June.

Honeysuckle

The woody stems of Honeysuckle are immensely strong, and three or five plaited ropes were made from them. Remnants of these ropes have been found under the stones of Stonehenge, indicating that they were used in hauling the stones to their present position.

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle extracts have emitocathartic properties, and the leaves and flowers also have expectorant and laxative properties.

Honeysuckle

Goats, however, will browse the leaves, and chickens eat the berries of Honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle

The two-lipped fragrant flowers of this native climber appear in June, followed by red berries.