Lonicera iberica Bieb.

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'Lonicera iberica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-iberica/). Accessed 2020-04-08.

Genus

Glossary

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

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Credits

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

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'Lonicera iberica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-iberica/). Accessed 2020-04-08.

A deciduous shrub of dense, bushy, rounded habit, up to 10 ft high and 12 ft through; young shoots hairy. Leaves mostly heart-shaped, sometimes roundish, the apex scarcely pointed, dark dull green above, grey beneath, both surfaces downy. On the vigorous barren shoots some of the leaves are 2 in. long and nearly as much wide; on the flowering branchlets they are mostly 12 to 1 in. long; stalk 18 to 13 in. long. Flowers produced in pairs from the end and upper leaf-axils of short shoots; corolla two-lipped, 34 in. long and the same wide, pale yellow, not fragrant, downy outside, the tube curved and about as long as the slightly lobed limb. Bracts like the leaves but ovate, and 14 to 12 in. long; flower-stalk very short.

Native of the Caucasus, Persia, etc.; introduced in 1824. A very robust shrub of neat habit, free-flowering without being showy. Botanically, it is distinguished by the bractlets coalescing into a cup-shaped organ enveloping the two ovaries, which, however, grow out of the cup and develop into bright red berries which are very attractive.


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