Lonicera implexa

Mediterranean honeysuckle                                                    Άγιόκλημα το περίπλοκο


Caprifoliaceae - honeysuckle family                                                                       Dicot.

 
 

The beautiful, delicate pink honeysuckle flowers of Lonicera implexa appear in April and May amongst the shrubs and bushes along the edge of tracks and roads. As the latin name suggests the stems twine around each other and the surrounding twigs and branches, allowing the flowers to stand above the surrounding vegetation. The tubular flowers with stigma and stamens protruding from the open end, are arranged in groups of 5 or more, radiating from a central point surround

The term honeysuckle refers to the sweet nectar which, along with the sweet perfume, attracts insect pollinators: bees in daytime and hawk-moths, with their long tongues, at night.

2-2.5cm, 100-150cm,
,                                                           JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
 

Lonicera after Adam Lonitzer 16th century German botanist,

implexa from latin implexus = entwining

Lythrum hyssopifolium
Grass-polyLythrum_hyssopifolium.html
Lantana camara
LantanaLantana_camara.html