Narrow-Flowered Honeysuckle
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Narrow-Flowered Honeysuckle
P Native Photo: Tabish
Common name: Narrow-Flowered Honeysuckle
Botanical name: Lonicera caerulea subsp. stenantha    Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Synonyms: Lonicera stenantha, Lonicera caerulea var. glabrescens

Narrow-Flowered Honeysuckle is an erect shrub up to 2.5 m tall, hairless to more or less hairy. Leaves are up to 7 x 3 cm, elliptical to obovate or ovate-oblong, pointed to somewhat pointed, wedge-shaped or rounded at the base. Flowers are nearly regular, in pairs on 7-10 mm long flower-cluster-stalks in leaf axils. Bracts are linear, longer than bracteoles; bracteoles fused, cup-like, enclosing the ovaries. Calyx limb is wavy, hairy. Flowers are yellow, up to 1.6 cm long, funnel-shaped, base swollen, lobes nearly equal. Berries are fused, fleshy, dark blue. Narrow-Flowered Honeysuckle is found in Kashmir, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Siberia. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Doodhpathri, Kashmir.

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