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ID this plant?

Posted by misslisamham CA 8B (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 12:32

Hi there. This is growing in a thicket of privet and hawthorn. It has a two-inch-wide woody stem and several long (15-foot) branches coming off the base. It's acting almost like a vine, but that could be just extreme legginess because of the competition. Leaves are reminiscent of privet, but I'm almost certain it's not another privet. Can you ID this?


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It looks like Lonicera japonica. The tip of it has buds on it, so when they open take another picture and post it.


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Lonicera japonica would be my first guess too. I think the flowers are quite beautiful, but it can be a 'weed'.


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it's a periwinkle, invasive, but not hard to cut back, gives off bluish purple flowers, when I was a kid we would pop off the flower and suck the sweet nectar out of the back end:) , Periwinkle, a common name for a number of gastropod molluscs in the family Littorinidae, common perwinkle is Littorina littorea, if you were going for a fairy garden it would be a great addition, grew great in the massive shade of my grapefruit tree.


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  • Posted by wcgypsy 10 / Sunset 23 (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 12:11

Periwinkle....
Leaves seem more leathery, more pronounced veining, bud is different.


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i see what your saying hmm


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Yes, the periwinkle is invasive...I have *lots* of it. It does have its uses, though.


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