Lonicera microphylla Roem. & Schult.

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'Lonicera microphylla' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-microphylla/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
Tibet
Traditional English name for the formerly independent state known to its people as Bod now the Tibet (Xizang) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. The name Xizang is used in lists of Chinese provinces.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).

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

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'Lonicera microphylla' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-microphylla/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

A deciduous shrub of stiff, sturdy habit, up to 3 ft high; branchlets short, glabrous. Leaves oval or obovate, 12 to 1 in. long, 14 to 12 in. wide, dull grey-green, above, glaucous, finely downy, and with well-defined nerves beneath; stalk 116 in. long. Flowers pale yellow, produced in pairs from the leaf-axils, on stalks 14 in. long. Corolla two-lipped, scarcely 12 in. long, the tube about as long as the lips. Berries bright red, united.

Native of the arid parts of the north-west Himalaya, Tibet, Siberia, etc.; introduced in 1818. It is suitable for the rock garden, where, however, its chief attraction would be it low, neat habit and grey aspect, for it bears flowers and fruits very sparingly in our climate.

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