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.


Bet it smells gorgeous alien or not!
Steve Gale said…
Too be honest Simon, I didn't sniff it!

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