Lonicera nigra L.

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

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

Genus

Glossary

axillary
Situated in an axil.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
pubescence
Hairiness.

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Credits

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

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

A deciduous shrub of stiff, rounded habit, 3 to 5 ft high; winter-buds pointed, four-angled, with several lanceolate scales. Leaves mostly oval, 1 to 2 in. long, downy along the midrib beneath, sometimes over the entire surface when quite young. Flowers produced in axillary pairs, each pair on a glabrous or slightly downy, slender stalk 34 to over 1 in. long; corolla pink, about 13 in. long and broad, two-lipped, the tube short and broad. Berries bluish black, united only at the base.

Native of the alpine regions of Middle and S. Europe; introduced in the 16th century, but of little value in gardens. Several forms, varying chiefly in the degree of pubescence on the leaves, flower-stalks, etc., have been distinguished, but are not of sufficient importance to be noticed here. It is best marked by its slender flower-stalks and black fruits.

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