Wednesday, July 08, 2009

100 Species Challenge: Honeysuckle

Scientific name: Lonicera periclymenum
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Flowers: June to September

This native European honeysuckle is one of 180 different species of honeysuckle, most of which come from China. Also known by the common name woodbine, and referred to by Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton as eglantine (a name more often used for the sweet briar rose). Its rich, sweet nectar attracts moths, bees, butterflies and other insects.

100 Species Challenge Number 22
List of plants identified to date

1 comment:

Melanie B said...

Interesting. I didn't know woodbine or eglantine could refer to honeysuckle.