Wednesday, September 19, 2012

J for Japanese Honeysuckle

The Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica; Suikazura スイカズラ/吸い葛 in Japanese; Jinyinhua in Chinese; 忍冬 in Chinese and Japanese) is a species of honeysuckle native to eastern Asia including China (northern and eastern P.R.China and Taiwan), Japan, and Korea. It is a twining vine able to climb up to 10 metres (33 ft) high or more in trees, with opposite, simple oval leaves 3–8 centimetres (1.2–3.1 in) long and 2–3 centimetres (0.79–1.2 in) broad. The flowers are double-tongued, opening white and fading to yellow, and sweetly vanilla scented. The fruit is a globose[clarification needed] dark blue berry 5–8 millimetres (0.20–0.31 in) diameter containing numerous seeds.

Photos taken at the Healing Garden which is located next to the Singapore botanic Garden Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate. 
Info about this plants credited to the information sign in the garden and the online articles. I know nothing about this plant but will try to know more and have it one into my collection. :)
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6 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

visually healing!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jama said...

They are so beautiful!

Luna Miranda said...

very pretty. i have seen this flower around here but didn't know the name.:p

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from ABC Wednesday, very pretty.

chubskulit said...

Thank you for sharing the name, I always wonder what this kind of flower is called.

Juice in Jars
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Joy said...

Honeysuckle is a plant I love. Your Japanese one has a most delicate flower.