Lonicera pyrenaica L.

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

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'Lonicera pyrenaica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-pyrenaica/). Accessed 2020-01-25.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.
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 pyrenaica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-pyrenaica/). Accessed 2020-01-25.

A deciduous shrub 2 to 5 ft high, branches erect; free from down in all its parts. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, tapered to a stalkless base, abruptly pointed, 34 to 114 in. long, 14 to 38 in. wide, glaucous, especially beneath. Flowers produced during May and June in pairs from the terminal leaf-axils of short branchlets or the lower leaf-axils of stronger ones, each pair subtended by two rather sickle-shaped bracts 14 in. long, and borne on a stalk 14 to 12 in. long. Corolla rosy-tinted white, 58 in. in diameter; the tube scarcely as much long, swollen on one side at the base; the lobes roundish ovate, spreading. Berries red, globose, 14 in. diameter; each pair united only at the base. Bot. Mag., t. 7774.

Native of the eastern Pyrenees and the Balearic Isles; introduced, according to Aiton, in 1739. A very pretty shrub, perhaps the most pleasing in flower of all the dwarf bush honeysuckles. There is a specimen about 5 ft high at Kew on the wall of the North Gallery.

L. pyrenaica received an Award of Merit on 22 May 1928, when shown by Messrs Marchant.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

The distribution given in the first printing is incomplete. This species occurs throughout the Pyrenees, in the mountains of north-east Spain, and in the Balearic Islands.


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