Irish wildflowers

Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, Táthfhéithleann

Honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum
Táthfhéithleann
Family: Caprifoliaceae

Flowering: June-September. Fruiting: August-October. Deciduous shrub. Native.

Scented yellow/white flowers, needing sunlight to flower. The buds are pink-flushed. The oval-lanceolate leaves are grey-green and stalked, the margins either entire or toothed. Twining growth habit up trees and also carpets the ground in dry woodlands. Height: To 6m.
The red berries are poisonous.

Common on acidic soils in woods, hedgerows, scrub. Also found growing from mountain and coastal rock-faces.


Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, Táthfhéithleann

Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, Táthfhéithleann
Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, Táthfhéithleann
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork

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