Diervilla lonicera Mill.
Family: Caprifoliaceae
northern bush-honeysuckle
Diervilla lonicera image
Paul E. Berry  
Etymology: Diervilla: for N. Dierville, 17th century French surgeon
Plants: erect to arching, perennial, 6"-36" tall shrub with round stems
Leaves: opposite, mostly oblong with a pointed tip, finely toothed, margins ciliate
Flowers: yellow to reddish, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, funnel-shaped, almost regular, inside hairy, 5 stamens barely longer than the petals; inflorescence a 3-7-flowered, compound-branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-July
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: dry; woods, forests, cliffs; in rocky soil
Conservation Status: Native