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Unknown flower

Observed: 30th August 2009 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Plantsoceanlis2000’s reputation in Plantsoceanlis2000’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Found in a quarry, not sure if native

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Species with which Himalayan Honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa) interacts

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Not a native

Taken from the Natural England website
‘A hardy, deciduous shrub originally from the Himalayas and known as Himalayan honeysuckle.' so no it is not an native.
‘It does well in seaside districts. It is causing conservation problems in New Zealand where it has become an invasive weed but there is, happily, no sign of this happening in Britain' (or is there?........)
http://www.plantpress.com/wildlife/o1206-himalayanhoneysuckle.php
Also know as Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg and Pheasant Berry as Jon mentioned.

Rose