''Leycesteria formosa'' is a deciduous shrub in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Himalaya and southwestern China. It is considered a noxious invasive species in Australia, New Zealand, the neighboring islands of Macronesia, and some other places. It is not yet considered a noxious invasive species in Canada or the United States, but many plants with the common name "Honeysuckle" are.
Specie identified by Bridget Charity Rendall
The plant was named by Nathaniel Wallich, director of the Calcutta Botanic Garden after his friend.. more