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Box-leaved Honeysuckle

Lonicera pileata

Plant Data

Order:
Dipsacales
Family:
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small, tubular, creamy-white flowers appearing at leaf axils.
Fruit:
Dark violet berries, up to 6mm in diameter.
Leaves:
An evergreen shrub. Dark green, opposite, lanceolate-oblong leaves, up to 3cm. Leaf bases are tapered. Leaves are pale green below.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Mildly poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Fragrant flowers.
Other Names:
Boxleaf Honeysuckle, Box-leaved Honeysuckle, Privet Honeysuckle.
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, wasteland.