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Lonicera periclymenum (European honeysuckle)

Wikipedia Abstract

Lonicera periclymenum, common names honeysuckle, common honeysuckle, European honeysuckle or woodbine, is a species of flowering plant in the family Caprifoliaceae native to much of Europe. Growing to 7 m (23 ft) or more in height, it is a vigorous evergreen twining climber. It is found as far north as southern Norway and Sweden. In the UK it is one of two native honeysuckles, the other being Lonicera xylosteum. It is often found in woodland or in hedgerows or scrubland. The tubular, two-lipped flowers are creamy white or yellowish and very sweet smelling (especially during the night). The plant is usually pollinated by moths or long-tongued bees and develops bright red berries.
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Height [2]  14.8 feet (4.5 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium
Light Preference [4]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [4]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [4]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [4]  Moist
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  Poisonous in large doses; It only has a very mild action;
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Bees, Lepidoptera, Bats
Scent [2]  The flowers emit a delicious perfume, especially in the evening in order to attract pollinating moths.
Structure [2]  Vine
Usage [2]  A climbing plant, it can be allowed to scramble on the ground where it makes a good ground cover; Plants should be spaced about 1.2 metres apart each way;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve   Scotland, United Kingdom
Bracket`s Coppice 133 England, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cape Breton Highlands National Park II 234333 Nova Scotia, Canada  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Craven Limestone Complex 13166 England, United Kingdom
Dabrowy Krotoszynskie 84622 Poland  
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dolina Iny kolo Recza 11050 Poland  
Dolna Odra 72985 Poland  
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dorzecze Parsety 68474 Poland  
Drumochter Hills 23340 Scotland, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
Flanders Mosses 2653 Scotland, United Kingdom
Forty Nyskie 137 Poland  
Galloway Oakwoods 877 Scotland, United Kingdom
Glen Tanar 10329 Scotland, United Kingdom
Hackpen Hill 89 England, United Kingdom  
Ingleborough Complex 14256 England, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Rum National Nature Reserve   Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Jezioro Bukowo 8063 Poland    
Kemy Rymanskie 6535 Poland  
Lands End and Cape Bank 74557 England, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Ostoja Slowinska 79446 Poland    
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ruppiner Schweiz 234 Germany  
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish National Nature Reserve   Scotland, United Kingdom
The Mens 502 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Trzebiatowsko-Kolobrzeski Pas Nadmorski 43166 Poland    
Ujscie Odry i Zalew Szczecinski 130007 Poland  
Ujscie Wisly 4320 Poland  
Uroczyska Puszczy Drawskiej 183887 Poland  
Warnie Bagno 2501 Poland    
Wolin i Uznam 76089 Poland    
Zalew Wislany i Mierzeja Wislana 100974 Poland  
Zatoka Pucka i Pólwysep Helski 66334 Poland    



Abia lonicerae <Unverified Name>[5]
Acherontia atropos (Death's-head hawk moth)[6]
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix)[7]
Agrilus cyanescens[5]
Alcis repandata (Mottled Beauty)[6]
Aleyrodes lonicerae[5]
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth)[7]
Amphipyra pyramidea[7]
Anaplectoides prasina (green arches)[6]
Angerona prunaria[6]
Anticlea derivata (Streamer)[6]
Apeira syringaria (Lilac Beauty)[6]
Archips xylosteana (Variegated Golden Tortrix)[7]
Aulagromyza cornigera[8]
Aulagromyza hendeliana[8]
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)[6]
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)[6]
Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y)[6]
Basidiodendron radians[8]
Blepharita satura (Beautiful Arches)[6]
Brachionycha nubeculosa (Rannoch Sprawler)[6]
Callimorpha dominula <Unverified Name>[6]
Chloroclysta truncata <Unverified Name>[6]
Choristoneura diversana[7]
Chromatomyia aprilina[6]
Chromatomyia periclymeni[8]
Clepsis consimilana[7]
Clepsis rurinana[7]
Clitopilus hobsonii[8]
Coleophora ahenella[6]
Conistra ligula (Dark Chestnut)[6]
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)[6]
Cucullia asteris (Star-wort)[6]
Cucullia gnaphalii[6]
Cucullia umbratica (Shark)[6]
Daphnis nerii (Oleander Hawk-moth)[6]
Dasineura periclymeni[6]
Deilephila elpenor (Elephant Hawk-Moth)[6]
Deilephila porcellus (Small Elephant Hawk-moth)[6]
Derephysia foliacea[6]
Diachrysia chrysitis (Burnished Brass Moth)[6]
Diachrysia chryson (Scarce Burnished Brass)[6]
Diarsia mendica (Ingrailed Clay)[6]
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)[6]
Erysiphe lonicerae[5]
Eucosmomorpha albersana[6]
Euplagia quadripunctaria <Unverified Name>[6]
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth)[7]
Eurodryas aurinia[7]
Ficedula hypoleuca (European Pied Flycatcher)[9]
Glyphium elatum[8]
Hemaris fuciformis (Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth)[7]
Hemaris tityus (Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth)[7]
Hemithea aestivaria (Common Emerald)[6]
Hippotion celerio (Grapevine hawk moth)[6]
Homohadena badistriga[7]
Hyadaphis foeniculi (Honeysuckle aphid)[6]
Hyloicus pinastri <Unverified Name>[6]
Icerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale)[10]
Idaea degeneraria (Portland Ribbon Wave)[6]
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)[6]
Ladoga camilla[7]
Lozotaenia forsterana[7]
Macrolabis lonicerae[6]
Muscardinus avellanarius (hazel dormouse)[11]
Myoleja caesio <Unverified Name>[6]
Naenia typica (Gothic)[6]
Neptis rivularis (Hungarian Glider)[7]
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)[6]
Orthosia munda (Twin-spotted Quaker)[6]
Paraphytomyza cornigera <Unverified Name>[6]
Paraphytomyza hendeliana <Unverified Name>[6]
Peribatodes rhomboidaria (Willow Beauty)[6]
Perittia obscurepunctella[7]
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)[6]
Phomopsis cryptica[8]
Phyllocoptes xylostei <Unverified Name>[6]
Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella[7]
Phyllonorycter trifasciella[7]
Phytomyza aprilina <Unverified Name>[6]
Phytomyza periclymeni[6]
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)[6]
Polia trimaculosa[6]
Polymixis flavicincta (Large Ranunculus)[6]
Polyphaenis sericata (Guernsey Underwing)[6]
Ptycholoma lecheana[6]
Rhynchaenus lonicerae[6]
Rothschildia aurota[7]
Scopula emutaria[6]
Scopula imitaria (Small Blood-vein)[6]
Sphinx ligustri (Sphinx moth)[6]
Sphinx pinastri (Pine Hawkmoth)[5]
Spilosoma luteum <Unverified Name>[6]
Tenthredo livida <Unverified Name>[5]
Tenthredo vespa <Unverified Name>[5]
Thrips flavus <Unverified Name>[6]
Trichopteryx carpinata (Early Tooth-striped)[6]
Trichopteryx polycommata (Barred Tooth-striped)[6]
Udea prunalis[6]
Xylocampa areola (Early Grey)[6]
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)[6]


Pollinated by 
Sphinx pinastri (Pine Hawkmoth)[5]


Parasitized by 
Erysiphe lonicerae[5]


North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish Plants: Status, Size, Life History, Geography and Habitats, M. O. Hill, C. D. Preston & D. B. Roy, Biological Records Centre, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2004)
4ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
5Ecology of Commanster
6Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
7HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9Frugivorous diet of autumn migrant Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca: a review and new data, A. Hernández, Butll. GCA 16: 53-60, 1999
10Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
11Juškaitis R. 2008. The Common Dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius: Ecology, Population Structure and Dynamics. Institute of Ecology of Vilnius University Publishers, Vilnius.
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