Lonicera japonica Thunb.

Japanese honeysuckle

Lonicera japonicaA (semi)evergreen climber of vigorous habit. Leaves variable in shape. Flowers fragrant, in pairs from the leaf-axils on penduncles; white, often purple tinged, ageing to yellow. Fruits black, not united.

Native of Japan, China and Korea. In New Zealand and North America escaped from cultivation and now one of the ruthless pest. Also naturalised in Maidera and parts of South Europe.

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