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Lonicera caprifolium

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Caprifoliaceae
Scientific name  Lonicera caprifolium
Rank  Species
Order  Dipsacales
Genus  Lonicera
Higher classification  Honeysuckle
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Similar  Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, Lonicera japonica, Leather flower, Caprifoliaceae

Lonicera caprifolium, the Italian woodbine, perfoliate honeysuckle, goat-leaf honeysuckle, Italian honeysuckle, or perfoliate woodbine, is a species of perennial flowering plants in the genus Lonicera of the Caprifoliaceae family. It is native to parts of Europe, and naturalised in South East Britain and northeastern North America. It can readily be distinguished from Europe's most common species, Lonicera periclymenum, by its topmost leaves which are perfoliate as the Latin name suggests (that is, the stem appears to grow through the centre of the leaf). It is a vigorous, deciduous climber growing up to 8 metres. It bears masses of very fragrant, cream-coloured flowers, tinged with pink, appearing in midsummer.

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