Common name: Japanese honeysuckle
Botanical name: Lonicera japonica.
Other common names: Honeysuckle
General description: An evergreen woody climber or trailing shrub with fragrant flowers cultivated as a garden ornamental growing up to 10m, young growth softly hairy with flaky bark on older stems.
Flowers: Highly fragrant white flowers to 4cm long turning yellowish with age are tubular and two-lipped with the upper lip 2 to 4 lobed. Flowers have long protruding stamens and are borne in pairs towards the ends of branches.
Leaves: Leaves are green, opposite, ovate to oblong/ovate, pointed at the tip and rounded at the base, up to 8cm long and to 3cm wide with prominent veins.
Fruit/Berries: The fruit are succulent glossy black berries 6 to 10mm long and about 6mm in diameter.
Symptoms: This plant is not considered poisonous. Contact dermatitis may occur in sensitive individuals.
Toxicity category: 2, 3
Warning: Seek medical attention if exposure results in symptoms.