Lonicera caprifolium L., Sp. Pl. 173 1753. (syn: Caprifolium atropurpureum K.Koch; Caprifolium germanicum Delarbre; Caprifolium hortense Lam.; Caprifolium italicum Medik.; Caprifolium magnevilleae Dippel; Caprifolium pallidum Schur; Caprifolium perfoliatum Röhl.; Caprifolium rotundifolium Moench; Caprifolium sylvaticum Lam.; Caprifolium vulgare Medik.);
Italian woodbine, perfoliate honeysuckle;
Lonicera caprifolium, the Italian woodbine, perfoliate honeysuckle, goat-leaf honeysuckle, Italian honeysuckle, or perfoliate woodbine, is a species of perennial flowering plants in the genus Lonicera of the Caprifoliaceae family. It is native to parts of Europe, and naturalised in South East Britain and northeastern North America. It can readily be distinguished from Europe’s most common species, Lonicera periclymenum, by its topmost leaves which are perfoliate as the Latin name suggests (that is, the stem appears to grow through the centre of the leaf). It is a vigorous, deciduous climber growing up to 8 metres. It bears masses of very fragrant, cream-coloured flowers, tinged with pink, appearing in midsummer.
(from Wikipedia on 25.2.16)
jelängerjelieber another lonicera sp. from Ritterhude : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
german name: jelängerjelieber from my garden in Ritterhude
I don’t think it is Lonicera periclymenum, the leaves are round.
I like shakespeare:
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
Foto taken in August 2010
This is your Lonicera caprifolium
English: Italian woodbine, perfoliate honeysuckle
This particular leaf shape is known as perfoliate: surrounding the stem all around.
Thank you …, I mixed up the fotos and the names. Thank you very much for correcting me.
Lonicera caprifolium indeed