Lonicera fragrantissima Lindl. & Paxt.

Deciduous or evergreen shrub to 2 m or so tall. Leaves opposite, to 4 cm long, 2 cm wide, elliptic to obovate, lower surface waxy-blue; leaf stalks to 5 mm long, joined by a prominent ridge. Flowers paired. Corolla 1-1.5 cm long, cream, strongly fragrant; spring. Fruit ovoid, about 5 mm long, red.


Recorded as naturalised near Yass, NSW.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Caprifoliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Dipsacales
family       Caprifoliaceae
genus        Lonicera L.