What is this plant with the dancing flowers?
Hi! I saw this interesting plant during my walk in the park in France. It seemed to me that flowers were dancing in a circle 🙂 Please, help me to know the name of this plant.
Here are the photos of the dancing flowers 🙂
This is Lonicera, commonly known as Honeysuckle. As, you’ve seen it in France, probably it is Lonicera periclymenum, common names honeysuckle, common honeysuckle, European honeysuckle or woodbine. It is a species of flowering plant in the family Caprifoliaceae native to much of Europe. The tubular, two-lipped flowers are creamy white or yellowish and very sweet smelling (especially during the night).
I think it looks more like Lonicera etrusca. Lonicera etrusca is a species of honeysuckle known by the common name Etruscan honeysuckle. It is native to Europe and it is known elsewhere, including the Pacific Northwest of North America, as an introduced species.
Lonicera etrusca is lined with oval leaves several centimeters long and bears dense spikes of flowers with pairs of fused leaves at the bases. The flower is light yellow to pale reddish-pink.