Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Perfoliate Honeysuckle


One of the great delights of nosing around in vegetation is that you can often come across plants that just shouldn't be there - such as this Perfoliate Honeysuckle, which was climbing up a mature hedgerow on the very edge of Epsom Downs. I would like to take credit for being aware of the 'alien/naturalised' species of Honeysuckle that are present in our countryside, but the truth is that I was shown Perfoliate several years ago in Suffolk, and, as can be seen in the picture taken this morning, it is quite an obvious plant to identify.

2 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Bet it smells gorgeous alien or not!

Steve Gale said...

Too be honest Simon, I didn't sniff it!