Scientific Name:
Lonicera periclymenum L.
Vernacular Name(s):
English honeysuckle; Woodbine

Deciduous, scrambler or low climber. Stems glabrous, except towards infl., ± purplish where exposed to direct sun. Lvs subsessile or very shortly petiolate, 3–9 × 2–6 cm, ovate, or narrowly to broadly elliptic, glaucous below, glabrous, entire; base broadly cuneate or rounded; apex obtuse to acute; upper-most lvs just below infl. small, suborbicular, sometimes amplexicaul. Fls fragrant, in a small, glandular-hairy, terminal head of up to 20, sometimes with a smaller subsidiary whorl below; lf pair immediately below peduncle free; peduncles c. 1–50 mm long. Bracteoles 2–4 mm long, suborbicular or orbicular, glandular, < ovaries. Calyx lobes 1–2 mm long, triangular-ovate, densely glandular. Corolla 2.5–3.5 cm long, purplish and usually glandular-hairy but sometimes glabrous outside, white inside; tube 1–2 mm long; limb 2-lipped; lobes becoming reflexed. Stamens exserted. Ovaries separate; style often long-exserted. Fr. not seen.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Dec.–Aug.