Selasa, 06 Juli 2010

About the Red Honeysuckle Shrub

The red honeysuckle (Lonicera xylosteum) is a shrub belonging to the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). The shrub is often planted and is also neglected. The older branches are hollow and therefore have a Bothidae form. The species name comes from the Greek xylosteum Xylos that wood and bone osteons that means. The shrub is native to Eurasia.

The shrub 1-2 m high. The young branches are short-pressed hairs. Hairy on both surfaces, 2-6 cm long leaves are ovate to ovate with a wedge-shaped foot.

The red honeysuckle blooms in May and June with yellowish white, 8-15 mm wide flowers at the foot often reddish in color. The corolla is felt-like hairs on the outside.

The shiny, bright red fruit is a berry, which, because of the bitter substance is toxic to humans xylosteïne.

The plant is found on moist, lime-rich soil in deciduous forests, forest edges, hedges and bushes.

Names in other languages:

• German: Rote Heckenkirsche

• English: Fly Honeysuckle, Dwarf Honeysuckle

• French: des Chèvrefeuille Haies


See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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