Back Porch Ecology
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Back Porch Ecology

Leycesteria formosa, the Himalayan Honeysuckle

Himalayan honeysuckle is a weird plant, at least compared to most of the fruit we eat. It’s a very handsome plant, with cane-like stems that droop down and hold pretty white flowers that are loved by bees. The berries that follow the flowers are what makes the plant unusual, at least in my eyes, as they have a burnt sugar taste that is unlike any other fruit I have ever eaten in my life.

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Jimmy Candou

Jimmy Candou

A writer living in the PNW who just wants to tend to his garden.