Lonicera is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Caprifoliaceae family. Species included in this genus are commonly known as honeysuckle. It is a twining climber, or climbing vine, with fragrant, bell shaped flowers. There are 180 species of honeysuckle.
The term "Lonicera" was first used by Carl Linnaeus (a Swedish botanist) in 1753, as an adaptation of the Latin name "Lonitzer", in honour of the German botanist, Lonitzer, a doctor who practiced in Frankfurt.