Diervilla lonicera bush honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae DILO; Bx, pb; Q;

Diervilla lonicera.Donald Cameron.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Diervilla lonicera.Donald Cameron.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 7/2014).

Diervilla lonicera is a shrub to 12 m tall, twigs ridged, base scaly. 

Leaves opposite, oblong, to 15 cm long, tip long-pointed, margin finely toothed, fringed with hairs, stalks to 1 cm. 

Flowers yellow, becoming reddish, tubular, bilaterally symmetrical, funnel-shaped, to 2 cm long, hairy inside, stamens as long as petal lobes, stigma longer, in clusters of 3-7, blooming June-July. 

Fruit to 1.5 cm, slender, a dry capsule with beak. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. mostly north of NYC. 

Origin: Eastern n. America. 

Habitat: Dry, rocky areas, soil, pH 4.8-7 (USDA, NRCS 2011). Very tolerant of shade. Tolerant of drought, soil compaction. Intolerant of flooding (Hightshoe 1988).