The honeysuckle family is iffy for foragers. It has edible members and toxic members, edible parts, toxic parts, and they mix and match. Some are tasty, some can stop your heart. So you really have to make sure of which one you have and which part is usable and how. On the top of the common list is the Japanese Honeysuckle.
The berries are typically about 1/5 to 1/2 inch in diameter. Most honeysuckle berries are orange to bright red, but Japanese honeysuckle fruits are black at maturity. Honeysuckle flowers are ...
Component analyses of berries from 27 different cultivars and 3 genotypes of edible honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica) showed the presence of iridoids, anthocyanins, flavonols, flavanonols, flavones, flavan-3-ols, and phenolic acids.
The Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is a variety commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has yellow-white flowers and black berries. In a 2018 research study, these honeysuckle berries demonstrated their ability to aid immune system function. The berries were able to act as an immunomodulatory agent for immunosuppressed mice ...
Maxine had been breeding edible honeysuckle for years, but had been working strictly with Japanese haskap, Lonicera caerulea var. emphyllocalyx, which is native to Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. The advantage of pure Japanese haskap is that the fruit is larger and the plants bloom later.
Berry Blue Edible Honeysuckle (Haskap) - Lonicera kamtschatica Indigo Gem Haskap Honeysuckle - Lonicera Caerulea; Berry Blue is our pollinator for Indigo Gem, Indigo Treat, and Tundra. A one to five ratio is fine as long as Berry Blue is included.Berry Blue is a Russian selection also called Czech 17 (P-17).
The edible buds and flowers, can be made made into a syrup. Japanese Honeysuckle Habitat and Description. Japanese Honeysuckle is a perennial herb Native to E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea, now naturalized in Britain and the US, from southern New York and New Jersey south, to southern Florida, and west to southwestern Texas.
Bush honeysuckle varieties (Lonicera spp.) usually feature yellow, orange or bright red berries. They appear in clusters along plant stems. Japanese honeysuckle vines (Lonicera japonia) produce ...
Honeysuckle Vines. Trumpet honeysuckle (L. sempervirens) and Japanese honeysuckle (L. japonica) are two of the most ornamental of the honeysuckle vines. Both grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, but trumpet honeysuckle grows best in the Southeast while Japanese honeysuckle thrives in the Midwest. Both vines have escaped cultivation ...
Overview Information Honeysuckle is a plant that is sometimes called “woodbine.” The flower, seed, and leaves are used for medicine. Be careful not to confuse honeysuckle with other plants ...