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PLANT OF THE MONTH: September 4, 2015

LeycesteriaPlant Name: Leycesteria formosa

Plant Location: SE corner of the parking lot

Leycesteria formosa (Himalyan honeysuckle) is native to the Himalyas and southern China. Leycesteria is in the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family) and grows on tall arching canes, with opposite leaves. White flowers with burgundy or purple bracts are followed by purple or black berries, and in the late season (now) you can find both flowers and fruit on the same raceme. This specimen is located near the planter box on the SE corner of the parking lot. You can also buy them in the MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery.