Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Northern bush honeysuckle, credit: Homer Edward Price CC SA 2.0

Identification

  • 1 m or less in height
  • Leaves usually oval but pointed at end (edges tend to curl inwards)
  • Flowers yellow for most of the season, turning orange by late summer

Location

  • Sunny to moderately shady wet or dry areas, edge habitat

Harvesting Time

  • June to July

Uses and Related Information

  • Infusions made from the bark and stems are said to flush toxins from the body and improve kidney health
  • This plant was used in traditional Aboriginal medicine, though this use is not common today

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