Honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum

    Alt Name

    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

    Woodland scrub and hedgerows.

    When to see it

    June to October.

    Life History


    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.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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