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Diervilla lonicera

Diervilla lonicera Mill.

Diervilla diervilla (L.) MacMill.

Diervilla lonicera Mill. var. hypomalaca Fernald

Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderDipsacalesIncludes viburnum, honeysuckle, snowberry, beautybush, twinflower, many others
FamilyDiervillaceaeFor Dr. Dièrville, a French surgeon credited with introducing it to Europe about 1700.
GenusDiervillaFor Dr. Dièrville, a French surgeon credited with introducing it to Europe about 1700.
SpeciesloniceraEither Latin for honeysuckle, though this is not a “true” honeysuckle; or named for Adam Lonitzer (1528-1586), a German herbalist, physician and botanist who wrote a standard herbal text that was reprinted many times between 1557 and 1783

About plant names...

Low bush honeysuckle is not a honeysuckle, but it is a low bush. It is a North American native.

Identification: Shrubs are 24-47" (60-120 cm), with branches that are close to the ground. Bark is gray to light reddish brown. Leaves are opposite, toothed, ovate to elliptical, 1½-4" (4-10 cm) × ¾-1¾" (2-5 cm). They are initially yellow-green, turning to yellow and orange and finally to red. Often they are not fully symmetrical. Flowers are bell-shaped, yellow-green at first, becoming orange or purplish-red, about ½-¾" (1.3-1.9 cm) in size. Fruits are dry, woody capsules, appearing in June or early July.

Online References:

Diervilla lonicera on Earl J.S. Rook's Flora, Fauna, Earth, and Sky ... The Natural History of the Northwoods

Diervilla lonicera at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Diervilla lonicera at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Diervilla lonicera on gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Diervilla lonicera on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

Diervilla lonicera on BorealForest.org

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

7/13/2015 · Mt. Ascutney State Park, Ascutney, VT
≈ 5 × 4½" (12 × 12 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

8/3/2012 · Bemis Rd Conservation Area, Pepperell, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

7/2/2015 · Bemis Rd., Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 4½" (14 × 12 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

7/22/2012 · Wapack Trail, Pack Monadnock, Peterborough, NH
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

8/3/2012 · Bemis Rd Conservation Area, Pepperell, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

6/20/2010 · Blue Hill Reservation, Milford, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

6/28/2014 · Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Diervilla lonicera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 30 Sep 2015.

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Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

6/8/2012 · Squanacook River Wildlife Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

7/13/2015 · Mt. Ascutney State Park, Ascutney, VT
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 12 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

6/28/2014 · Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 12 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

6/20/2010 · Blue Hill Reservation, Milford, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

6/8/2012 · Squanacook River Wildlife Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

7/2/2015 · Bemis Rd., Pepperell, MA
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

7/2/2015 · Bemis Rd., Pepperell, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

6/8/2012 · Squanacook River Wildlife Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) ID is uncertain

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

7/13/2015 · Mt. Ascutney State Park, Ascutney, VT
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

7/2/2015 · Bemis Rd., Pepperell, MA
≈ 3½ × 3" (8.6 × 8.4 cm)

Diervilla lonicera (Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle)

6/20/2010 · Blue Hill Reservation, Milford, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

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