Lonicera ferdinandii Franch.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lonicera ferdinandii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-ferdinandii/). Accessed 2020-03-29.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
glandular
Bearing glands.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lonicera ferdinandii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-ferdinandii/). Accessed 2020-03-29.

A very robust deciduous shrub, of spreading, open habit, becoming in a few years 8 or 9 ft high and more in diameter; buds awl-shaped, at first hairy; young shoots glandular when quite young. Leaves ovate, rounded or heart-shaped at the base, slender-pointed, 112 to 4 in. long, 34 to 134 in. wide, dull green, hairy on both sides and on the margins. On the vigorous barren shoots the leaf­stalks (each about 14 in. long) are attached to a pair of stipules, which are united and form a shield-like disk surrounding the stem at each joint. These are not present on the flowering branches. Flowers yellow, produced in pairs during early June from the apex of the shoot, and in the upper leaf-axils. Corolla two-lipped, 34 in. across, with a bellied tube 13 in. long, downy outside. Each pair of flowers is subtended by two leaflike bracts and the ovaries are surrounded at the base by a cupula composed of the united bractlets. Fruits bright red.

Native of Mongolia and China; introduced in 1900. It is a remarkably distinct species, and flowers freely. The shield-like stipules mentioned above persist through the winter and become brown, stiff and brittle the second year.


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