honeysuckle

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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.
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There are two wild British species worth considering mainly for their red autumn leaves: the many selections of Viburnum opulus, the guelder-rose, including Roseum, and Viburnum lantana, the wayfaring tree, useful for its ability to grow well on chalky soil.
In later life he claimed that his first published poems, "To Guelder-Roses" and "To Campions," could have been written by "any young lady." Since they are flower-coded poems about female sexuality, this is wildly untrue.