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Yellow creamy-coloured flower with a crimson tinge on the outside. Has a slender tube that is 2-lipped.
Small, compact clusters of sticky red berries in early autumn.
A deciduous climbing shrub but sometimes retains its leaves throughout the winter (making it evergreen). Simple, dark green, oval, untoothed leaves, paler beneath. Either no stalks or very short-stalked. In autumn and winter, the leaves turn yellow.
9 meters spread.
Poisonous in large doses. Eating a few berries is likely to cause a stomach upset but eating large quantities can induce nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dilated pupils or a rapid heartbeat.
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.
European Honeysuckle, Woodbine, Woodbine Honeysuckle.
Gardens, hedgerows, scrub, walls, woodland.