Lonicera: genere dedicato al medico e botanico tedesco A. Lonitzer (1528-1586), autore di un trattato sulle erbe medicinali
(Hypericum, Lonicera, Rudgea, Saussurea ecc.) da capra capra e da fólium foglia: forse perché se ne cibano le capre
Lonicera caprifolium (goat-leaf honeysuckle, Italian honeysuckle, perfoliate woodbine) is a species of perennial flowering plants in the genus Lonicera of the Caprifoliaceae family. It is native to parts of Europe, and naturalised in South East Britain. It can readily be distinguished from Europe's most common species, Lonicera periclymenum, by its topmost leaves which are perfoliate as the latin name suggests (that is, the stem appears to grow through the centre of the leaf). It is a...