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Bush Honeysuckle
Diervilla lonicera

Other scientific names: Diervilla canadensis, Diervilla diervilla, Diervilla trifida, Lonicera diervilla

French names: Dièrville chèvrefeuille

Family: Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae), (Bush Honeysuckle Family (Diervillaceae))

Group: Honeysuckles

Distinctive features: Shrub

Flowers: Summer;  Yellow;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple, Toothed

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 304    Shrubs of Ontario: 429   

Native/Non-native: Native

Status: Common.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: lonicera: named for Adam Lonitzer, German herbalist, physician, botanist

For more information visit: Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Photographs: 87 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

Beautiful small yellow flowers open in the early summer.

Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

Closeup view of a flower.

Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

Ripening fruit capsules.

Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

View of the opposite leaves, showing how they grow. The flowers grow att he end of the branches.

Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

Overall view of part of a Bush Honeysuckle shrub.

Range map for Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)