Scientific Name - xylosteum Lonicera L.
Popular names - Asian Honeysuckle, madreselva Pelosi.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Description - shrub, branched from the base, dense, erect, thin branches at first pubescent, then glabrata. Bark yellow-green to gray-brown. Leaves simple, 6 cm long, margins entire, pubescent on both sides, dark green on top, lighter green on the bottom; autumn leaves with a green-yellow short stalks. Monoecious and hermaphrodite flowers, up to 2 cm, bilabiate, yellow and white, grouped by two. Blooms in May-June, after leaf. Baca fruit, bright red, contains fourseeds poisonous.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - drought.
Requirements - soil moist, well-drained, sunny exhibitions until the semi-shady.
Diseases and pests - Limenitis Camilla maturna Melitaea.
Properties and Uses - ornamental shrub.
Curiosity - fruits contain tannins, pectin and fructoziu.
The genus name was dedicated to Adam Lonitzer Linne.
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New species of Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) found in Turkey
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