Fly honeysuckle is a woody shrub that grows 1 to 2 meters high. Its straggly branches grow opposite to each other, its bark is light grey and its leaves are greyish and grow opposite to each other. The light yellow flowers of fly honeysuckle bloom in June. Its red and poisonous berries grow as pairs and are grown together at the bottom.
Fly honeysuckle demands a nutrient-rich soil and thrives in shaded places. Its habitats include dry and mesic herb-rich forests and ridge forests. The species is native to Europe and Siberia but has naturalized widely to other areas as well.
Fly honeysuckle is used as an ornamental plant and it has also been used as a medicinal herb. The wood is hard and tough which is why it has been a material for utensils and tools.
The regeneration of Fly honeysuckle may require soil cultivation, which opens up a seed store on the ground.
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