Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Wilson's Honeysuckle, Lonicera nitida
Photographs: Bantry, Co. Cork

Wilson's Honeysuckle
Lonicera nitida
Family: Caprifoliaceae

Flowering March-April. Evergreen shrub. Introduced

When produced the small, inconspicuous creamy flowers are in pairs in the leaf axils and followed by shiny violet-black berries in the autumn. Small evergreen leaves are opposite on rounded, glandular-hairy stems. Flowers often not produced but can form thickets by means of rooting stems.

Found throughout Ireland as a naturalised garden escape or relic of cultivation and can become invasive

Wilson's Honeysuckle, Lonicera nitida
Wilson's Honeysuckle, Lonicera nitida

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