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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Honeysuckle

I cut a honeysuckle last winter and the regrowth is vigorous as expected but I'm surprised at the leaf shapes. The books describe Lonicera periclymenum leaves as oval to elongated but look at the photos to see how some are more like oak leaves. Is this usual on young vigorous growth?

                                           Honeysuckle leaves, showing variation in shape

2 comments:

Steve Blacksmith said...

I've never noticed that before, but I'll keep my eyes open for it from now on.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Interesting - must check ours - in the daylight !