Honeysuckle

honeysuckle

Common name: Honeysuckle

Scientific name: Lonicera species

Hazard associated: Berries in some species are poisonous if ingested .

Notes:
honeysuckle-berries

  • Children are known to suck nectar from the flowers e.g.¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFsi4a3N1ww and honeysuckle jelly is regarded as a delicacy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1iqco8aOEs), so they may also be tempted to eat the berries if the plant is familiar to them.
  • These plants are grown in gardens for their attractive flowers and pleasant smell.
  • Different colour berries in different species- black, red, blue
  • Lonicera contains more than 100 species which display¬† differential toxicity.

 Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonicera

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