Lonicera japonica from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 12, 2010, 12:20:42 AM8/12/10
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Lonicera japonica Thunb. from Kashmir, a very common woody climber in Kashmir often grown to cower house-walls are compound-walls. We used to enjoy sucking nectar from back of the pinched flower.

Common names
English: Japanese honeysuckle
Lushai: Leihruisen
Chinese: Jin yin hua, Ren dong
French: Clématite du Japon 
German: japanisches Geißblatt
Japanese: Nindo, suikazura
Spanish: madreselva 

Medicinal, dried flowers diuretic and rich in carotenoids. Browsing by cattle provides emmergency green roughage.
 

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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mani nair

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Aug 12, 2010, 12:49:23 AM8/12/10
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Gurcharan ji, nice photos of the flowers.  Hope you kept some flowers for the sunbirds ! 
lol

Regards,

Mani.

Muthu Karthick

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Aug 12, 2010, 1:01:41 AM8/12/10
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Dear sir,
Is this climber a native of East-asiatic region? (as the name Japanese suggests)

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Care Earth Trust
Chennai - 61
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