Honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum

Alternative names
Woodbind
Description

A robust, twining climber to 6 metres. Flowers are creamy white, changing to yellowish and sometimes tinged with purple 35 to 55 mm long, two lipped, very fragrant borne in terminal clusters. Berries globose, red when ripe.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland scrub and hedgerows.

When to see it

June to October.

Life History

Deciduous.

UK Status

Common throughout most of Britain.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 359 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Honeysuckle
Species group:
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Dipsacales
Family:
Caprifoliaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
278
First record:
01/01/1979 (Patricia Evans)
Last record:
27/01/2024 (Cook, Joni)

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Chromatomyia aprilina

The larvae of Chromatomyia aprilina mine the leaves of Honeysuckle, forming a long corridors which radiate from the midrib on the upper leaf surface. Occasionally the mine is not associated with the midrib.  Frass occurs in long strips along the edges of the corridor.