Saturday, August 20, 2011


Honingbes, Goat Journal

Lonicera periclymenum (Bot.)

Honeysuckle, Woodbine (Eng.)

Chèvrefeuille des Bois (French)

Geißblatt, You-you-longer-lieber, Lonizere (German)

Caprifoliceae - honeysuckle family

The wild honeysuckle likes to climb along the trunks and branches of trees and shrubs. June, July, August and September are the months with the long warm summer evenings when the honeysuckle smells delicious. As a plant of the love he and his sweet "smell midsummer" stimulate the libido and erotic dreams care. Moths by the bright color and scent of the honeysuckle attracted to the nectar to steal the plant produces in large quantity. They also provide pollination. With its swaying branches of trees and shrubs in the stranglehold can take, like honeysuckle on the vines of the jungle.


The Latin name was given to the Lonicera German botanist Lonitzer honor.

Periclymenum means something like vine. Caprifolium where the Dutch honeysuckle name is derived, means goat leaf, perhaps because he can climb just as well as goats.


You could be called honeysuckle a world resident because he is in the wild in different continents: Europe, North Africa, North America, Asia Minor and Northeast Asia. It grows in mixed deciduous woodland, pants woodland, riparian forests, mountain forests and along ditches.

Plant Characteristics

The wild honeysuckle is a vine, a woody climbing plant that is that winds through trees and bushes. He can spiral so tight that it winds to a tribe, as it were, will form a part of. Where the stems can find no support, they form a dense tangle, an ideal spot for small songbirds to include build their nests.

The buds are long and slender. They are open all winter, so the leaves are still visible. Sometimes the buds before the winter out.

The branches, except the youngest, are hollow.

The opposite leaves are mostly elliptical with smooth edges. They are at the top to the bottom dark blue-green. At the end of the branches, they are somewhat fused. In some species the leaves are lobed or wavy and recall a little oak.

The flowering takes place in July and August, and sometimes later in the fall once more so that the same plant than fruits and flowers.

The pale yellow flowers are close together at the end of the branches. They are skewed funnel-shaped with a 3 cm long pipe crown. Like the endpapers and spurs, they are hairy. After dark, they begin to smell. Since the nectar at the bottom of the crown long tube, it is only accessible to insects with long roltong like moths from the family of pintails that have.

The fruits are dark red oval berries that beautiful shine and few seeds

contain. They are loved by many birds, especially in the bullfinch.


Honeysuckle has long been a medicinal plant. Dried flowers and leaves have a diuretic and antiseptic effects. Honeysuckle is centuries as a wound cleansing agent.

The flower buds of tea can draw mucus dissolves. In homeopathy, an extract from the leaves prescribed for people who are rapidly excited and angry.

Real toxic berries for no man. You can be pretty sick. Eating it, but rather to let the birds.

In Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquity people used the bark of the honeysuckle to various physical discomforts.

The Chinese use the honeysuckle flowers as long cooling remedy for colds and fever.

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