Do you know your Lonicera periclymenum from your Lonicera caprifolium? There are two different kinds of honeysuckle growing at Offshoots: one is just plain Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) and the other is Perfoliate Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium).

The difference between the two lies in the uppermost pairs of leaves. Honeysuckle has two separate defined leaves whereas Perfoliate Honeysuckle (which is the variety that the Bach Flower Remedy honeysuckle is made from) has uppermost leaves which are fused around the stem making an oval shape.

Can you spot the difference?

Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera caprifolium

The Bach Flower Remedy honeysuckle is for people who are stuck in the past and find it difficult to move on. They will often romanticise ‘the good old days’ and find it hard to get the most out of life because they regret that things have changed. If you find yourself thinking about the past a lot and don’t expect to experience as much happiness now as you have before, then honeysuckle flower remedy will help you to move on and find more joy in the present.