Honey-Suckle, or Loni-, L. a genus of plants consisting of 20 species, two of which are natives of Britain, viz.
1. The Perichymenum, Common or Woodbine Honey-suckle, which grows in hedges and woods, and flowers from June to August. It is eaten by cows, goats, and sheep, but refused by horses.— The beauty and fragrance of its variegated flowers, render this species a pleasing ornament of our gardens, hedges, and arbours. The best,as well as the easiest method of propagating it, is by layers and cuttings, both of which readily strike root, and form plants that are lit to be set out in one year.— The ripe berries are strongly purgative.
2. The Xylosteum, or Upright Honey-suckle, which grows on walls and in hedges ; it Howers in May. - According to Linnaeus, this shrub forms excellent garden hedges in a dry soil, especially where flocks of sheep are frequently passing, as these animals do not eat the leaves. Its wood is extremely hard, and makes the best ram-rods, as well as pegs, or pins for musical instruments, teeth tor rakes, and similar articles.— The small reddish and juicy berries excite vomiting, and are so powerfully laxative, that they are not touched even by birds.