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Lonicera etrusca

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Caprifoliaceae
Scientific name  Lonicera etrusca
Rank  Species
Order  Dipsacales
Genus  Lonicera
Higher classification  Honeysuckle
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Similar  Honeysuckle, Evergreen honeysuckle, Caprifoliaceae, Rhamnus alaternus, Phillyrea latifolia

Lonicera etrusca is a species of honeysuckle known by the common name Etruscan honeysuckle. It is native to Europe and it is known elsewhere, including the Pacific Northwest of North America, as an introduced species where it has escaped cultivation. It is kept in gardens as an ornamental plant. This is a deciduous perennial climber which can reach lengths of 6 meters. It is lined with oval leaves several centimeters long and bears dense spikes of flowers with pairs of fused leaves at the bases. Each flower has an elongated tubular corolla up to 5 centimeters long divided partway into two lips. The flower is light yellow to pale reddish-pink. The stamens and style protrude from the flower's mouth. The fruit is a bright red rounded berry.

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Notable cultivars include 'Donald Waterer' and 'Superba', which has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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