SU0518 : Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

taken 7 years ago, near to Pentridge, Dorset, Great Britain

Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)
This vigorous twining plant, whose stems may be 30ft long, is a fragrant favourite from June until late autumn. The cream flowers deepen to orange and finally explode into clusters of bright red berries.

Other names for honeysuckle include woodbine, fairy trumpets, honeybind, trumpet flowers, goats leaf and sweet suckle. The old name Woodbine describes the twisting, binding nature of the honeysuckle through the hedgerows.

In the Victorian era there was a ban on young girls bringing honeysuckle into the home because it was believed to cause dreams that were far too risqué for their sensibilities.
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Saturday, 12 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 July, 2010
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Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 05331 18655 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.0374N 1:55.5273W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 05331 18655
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