Did you know that Japanese Ainu aborigines have considered honeysuckle haskap (Lonicera caerulea) berries as an
"elixir of life"?
Blue honeysuckle - Haskap - Lonicera caerulea
Lonicera caerulea, also known by its common names blue honeysuckle, sweetberry honeysuckle, fly honeysuckle (blue fly honeysuckle), blue-berried honeysuckle, or the honeyberry, is a non-climbing honeysuckle native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in countries such as Canada, Japan, Russia, and Poland.
The plant or its fruit has also come to be called haskap, derived from its name in the language of the native Ainu people of Hokkaido, Japan.
Haskap is a fast-growing, multi-branched, deciduous shrub growing to 1.5–2 m tall. The leaves are opposite, elliptic to ovate, 3–8 cm long and 1–3 cm
broad, greyish green, with a slightly waxy texture and
they have slightly wavy leaf margins.