|Leycesteria formosa Wall|
A medium-sized, erect shrub (until 2.5 m high) with hollow, green shoots. The leaves are
opposite, lanceolate to ovate, until 15 cm long. Flowers are white with purple or red bracts.
They are built in drooping, 3-10 cm long panicles in July to September. The fruits are first
reddish- purple, shining, and at last black. Often the shrub freezes down, but is growing up
again in spring.
Home: SW-China, Himalaya
Other views: Twig
Cultivated: Germany, France
Author: Ulrich Herzog
Ethnobotanical aspects of Leycesteria formosa by Plants for a future database
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