Lonicera japonica

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 Lonicera japonica subsp. var.  
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Lonicera japonica, Thunb. Fig. 2204. Climbing, to 15 ft. high: branchlets usually pubescent when young: lvs.half-evergreen, roundish-ovate to oblong, pubescent beneath or almost glabrous, 1 ½ -3 in. long: fls. short-pedicelled, white, changing to yellow, often purplish outside, very fragrant, glandular-pubescent outside, 1 1/2-2 in. long; bracts leafy, ovate or oval; bractlets broad, half as long or as long as ovary: fr. black, separate. June- Aug. China, Japan; naturalized in some places from N. Y. to N. C. B.B. (ed. 2) 3:280. G.M. 45:613. M.D.G. 1901:609. Var. aureo-reticulata, Nichols. (L. reticulata aurea, Hort. L. brachypoda reliculata, Hort.). A form of var. flexuosa, with the smaller and shorter lvs.handsomely netted yellow. B.H. 21:59. G.Z. 9:48. Var. flexuousa, Arb. Kew. (L. flexuosa, Thunb. L. brachypoda, DC.). Less high climbing: lvs.ovate or oblong, obtusish, pubescent on both sides while young or only on the veins beneath: peduncles usually as long as petioles or shorter; corolla 1-1 ½ in. long, usually purplish outside, with the upper limb divided into short lobes; bractlets broad, as long as ovary. Var. chinensis, Baker (L. chinensis, Wats.). Lvs.ovate, acute, ciliate and pubescent only at the veins beneath, often with purplish hue beneath: peduncles usually longer than petioles; corolla 1 ½ -2 in. long, purple outside, the upper lip divided more than one-half; bractlets narrow, about half as long as ovary. B.R. 712. B.M. 3316. L.B.C. 11:1037. Var. Halliana, Nichols. (L. flexuosa Halliana, Dipp. Caprifolium Hallianum, Hort. L. Halliana, Hort.) Of vigorous growth: lvs.usually pubescent on both sides when young, oblong-ovate, acute, to 2 ½ in. long: fls. short-peduncled, white, changing to yellow; tube as long as limb; bractlets broad, half as long as ovary. The type of the species seems to differ from this variety only in having the fls. purplish outside. A.G. 12:663. Gng. 3:293.

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