Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Honeysuckle, the name applied in England to the genus Lonicera, of which there are three indigenous species. They are shrubs with simple, opposite leaves, a small five-toothed calyx, a monosymmetric bi-labiate corolla with reflexed lobes, four in the posterior and one forming the anterior lip, five stamens and a baccate fruit. L. Periclyminuntisthe common Honeysuckle, the Woodbine of Shakespeare, the twisted Eglantine of Milton and Tennyson. Other species are L. Caprifolium and L. Xylostenm.