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During a walk in the evening through the woods or dunes in the summer you can't miss the odors. Particularly when you run into areas where honeysuckle grows. Because its nectar lies deep down in the horn-shaped flower, long-tongued moths are the most welcome pollinators. To attract these night insects, honeysuckle gives off a stronger odor at night. This woody vine-like plant is common throughout the Netherlands. Honeysuckle grows best on light, humus-rich, nutrient-poor soils in the sun or half shadow. In the dunes, you often see honeysuckle intertwined with other shrubs or trees, particularly along the edges of dune slacks. As tasty as they may look, the deep-red berries are slightly poisonous.


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