Diervilla lonicera
(Northern Bush Honeysuckle)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Low Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered Upright Honeysuckle, Bush Honeysuckle
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - July
    Status: Native

Diervilla lonicera, or Northern Bush Honeysuckle, is native to the northeastern quarter of the United States, and also extends downward slightly into the Appalachian area . It grows in dry open woods, woodland edges and open clearings, often in sandy, acidic soil. It blooms in mid summer, with bell-shaped yellow flowers.

Diervilla lonicera is one of three species of Diervilla. The three only overlap in range in a very small portion of the lower Appalachians. They can be distinguished by their size, Diervilla lonicera only grows to about two feet at the largest; the other two species grow larger, but Diervilla rivularis has hairy leaves, while Diervilla sessilifolia does not.

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