honeysuckle

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Related to Wild Honeysuckle: Lonicera japonica

honeysuckle

Chinese medicine
An ornamental plant, the flowers of which are used for treating abscesses, bacterial infections, colds, conjunctivitis, inflammation and urinary burning; some data suggest that honeysuckle may be antibacterial and reduce cholesterol.

honeysuckle

see lambertiaformosa.
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Like so many traditional, centuries-old hedge- rows around here, ours have a good variety of native species - predominantly ash, hawthorn, hazel, holly, blackthorn, elder, all intertwined with brambles, wild honeysuckle, and dog rose.
The best-known of these areas is Coonawarra, an Aboriginal name meaning wild honeysuckle, in South Australia.
Where a little more space is available, plant lavender, valerian, the common wild honeysuckle or woodbine (Lonicera periclymenum), and of course Buddleja davidii, the purple-flowered ``butterfly bush", remembering to prune it hard in spring to encourage plenty of summer flowers.