Photographer: Christopher Noll
Diervilla lonicera Mill.
Diervilla: for N. Dierville, 17th century French surgeon
lonicera: 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
|Plant: ||erect to arching, perennial, 6"-36" tall shrub with round stems|
|Flower: ||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|
|Leaf:||mostly oblong with a pointed tip, finely toothed, opposite|
|Habitat: ||dry; woods, forests, cliffs; in rocky soil|