Lonicera angustifolia Wall.

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'Lonicera angustifolia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-angustifolia/). Accessed 2020-10-23.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
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 angustifolia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-angustifolia/). Accessed 2020-10-23.

A deciduous shrub 8 to 10 ft high, of rounded elegant habit, the outer branches pendulous. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, rounded or tapering at the base, slender pointed, 34 to 2 in. long, 14 to 12 in. wide, bright green and glabrous above except at first, paler and slightly downy beneath, especially on the midrib; stalk 112 in. or less long, woolly. Flowers pinkish white, produced in May and June in pairs from the lower leaf-axils of the young branchlets, each pair on a slender drooping stalk 12 to 58 in. long. Corolla tubular, the tube 13 in. long, the lobes equal, about one-third as long as the tube. Style quite short and hidden. Berries red, edible; each pair united.

Native of the Himalaya; introduced by Sir Joseph Hooker about 1849. If it flowered more freely it would be an attractive shrub, as it is perfectly hardy and of elegant growth; its flowers are fragrant.

It is allied to L. myrtillus, but differs in its longer, differently shaped leaves and drooping peduncles.

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