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honeysuckle family

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the plant family Caprifoliaceae, typified by shrubs and woody vines having opposite leaves, clusters of usually flaring, narrow, tubular flowers, and various types of fruit, and including the elder, honeysuckle, snowberry, twinflower, and viburnum.
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Encyclopedia Article for honeysuckle family

the honeysuckle family of the teasel order (Dipsacales), well known for its many ornamental shrubs and vines, primarily composed of north temperate species but including some tropical mountain plants. The family has 5 genera and 220 species, mostly woody shrubs and vines. One member of the family, Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), is a fragrant flowering vine that kills other plants by climbing over them and shutting out the light.

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