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Can someone help me identify this plant that resembles honeysuckle?

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It's not a honeysuckle (Lonicera) - judging by the leaves and the shape of the flowers, plus the 'bobbles' on the stamens, it's most likely a Rhododendron (in particular, those formerly known as Azalea) hybrid, probably a fragrant one, but I don't know which one - there are hundreds, if not thousands, many of which are not named.

The site you got that picture from is, in fact, a fragrance/perfumery site - 'honeysuckle fragrance' does not mean the scent necessarily came from a honeysuckle plant.

UPDATE 18/10/14: This plant is, in fact, Rhododendron arborescens, commonly known as sweet azalea. It's strongly fragranced, said to be similar to heliotrope, and is deciduous.


It's definitely an ericaceous shrub. looks like Rhododendron viscosum, commonly known as swamp azalea.

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    Can you add to your answer as to why it looks like that to you? Perhaps a picture or identifying characteristics?
    – kevinskio
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 13:34

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