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Plant

Observed: 15th November 2012 By: lunnonpa
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Description:

Tall stemed perennial waxy leaved purple / white flower long stamen

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Himalayan Honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa) interacts

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Peter Pearson's picture

Pheasant Berry

Not heard it called Himalasyan Honeysuckle before, but we have had it in the garden for many years and know it as Pheasant Berry. It is one of those plants you dont get rid of easily. Pull it out and may be a year later it appears some where else and all the neighbours get their share. Birds find the berries irresistable hence the seeds are readily spread. I believe it was introduced to attract Pheasants and planted on woodland edges by gamekeepers hence the name.

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Thanks

Thanks