Common name: Blueberry Honeysuckle
Botanical name: Lonicera obovata Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Synonyms: Lonicera parvifolia
Blueberry Honeysuckle is a dwarf shrub, to 1 m long, with prostrate or nearly
erect branches. Leaves are 7-12 long, 4-8 mm wide, inverted-egg shaped or
elliptic, with a rounded tip and a wedge-shaped base cuneate. Leaf stalks are
very short, to 3 mm long. Pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers, 6-10 mm long,
occur in pairs. Flowers often appears with new leaves. The flowers tube
widens above, and is also distinctly swollen at the base.
Stamens nearly protruding. Dark bluish-purple, nearly spherical berries are
born in pairs. Flowering: May-July.
Identification credit: Gajendra Rawat
|Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.|