Caprifoliaceae . . . . . Honeysuckle family

Sambucus & Viburnum have been moved to Adoxaceae, but are still keyed out below:

By flower colour or by By leaf shape


By flower colour:



Yellow to orange flowers:


White flowers:


Pink flowers:


By leaf shape:


Linnaea . . . . . Twinflower

Linnaea borealis . . . . . Twinflower

Local in Pinewoods or relict woods in N. Scotland


Lonicera . . . Honeysuckles

Shrubs or climbers with several other spp. (e.g. Box-leaved Honeysuckle (L. pileata), Fly Honeysuckle (L. xylosteum), and others) widely planted and sometimes escaping

Lonicera nitida . . . . Wilson's Honeysuckle

A common hedge plant that is often self-sown across BI


Lonicera pileata . . . . Box-leaved Honeysuckle

Similar to (L. nitida), but <1m tall with narrow lvs >2x as long as wide:

Lonicera periclymenum . . . Honeysuckle


Lonicera involucrata . . . Californian Honeysuckle


Leycesteria . . . . . Himalayan Honeysuckle

Leycesteria formosa . . . . . Himalayan honeysuckle


Sambucus . . . Elders

Now classified in Adoxaceae/Sambucus

Symphoricarpos . . . Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus . . . Snowberry

A medium (c.2m)shrub; naturalised widely in shaded areas

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus . . . . Coralberry

A pink-fruited variant is S. orbiculatus; naturalised in several areas, esp. in En

Viburnum . . . Viburnum

Now classified in Adoxaceae/Viburnum