I"ve been an amateur botanist since circa 1997 with a special interest in California native plants. A corollary passion of mine is birding and, like many fellow birders, I keep a Life List of all the bird species that I've observed in my lifetime. So I thought, why not also create a life list for plants I've seen in the field? In addition to California natives, I've also included a smaller list of plants that I've observed and photographed in their native habitats outside of the U.S.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Lonicera periclymenum (European Honeysuckle)
6/6/17 Road from Ffald-y-Brenin to Jabes Vestry (Pontfaen),
From Wildflowers of Britain and Northern Europe by Andrew Cleave & Paul Sterry:
A deciduous woody climber with numerous twisting stems that twine over trees, shrubs and each other in clockwise direction. Flowers are white or creamy yellow and very sweetly scented, especially at night. Widespread and common throughout but scarce in Scandinavia.
Flowering period: June-August
Habitat: Woodlands, scrub, hedgerows and, sometimes scrambling on rocky slopes.