This is a deciduous shrub which grows to a height of 10m in hedges, waste places and along lanes throughout the country. It has pinnate leaves which are divided into 5-9 oval, stalked leaflets. In May it hosts heavily scented flat-topped corymbs of creamy-white 5-petalled flowers (each 5-6mm across). The fruit which follows is in the form of dark purple berries which are much loved by the birds. This is a native shrub belonging to the family Caprifoliaceae.
My first memory of this shrub is of seeing it at Loughlinstown, Co Dublin in 1958. The photographs were taken in Tullycanna, Co Wexford in 2007.
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