Weigela floribunda weigela Caprifoliaceae WEFL*; Q, j; R;

Weigela floribunda.vaplantatlas.org

Weigela floribunda.Gary P. Fleming.Atlas of the Virginia Flora.www.vaplantatlas.org.2014. Virginia Botanical Associates, Blacksburg. (Accessed 6/2014).

Weigela floribunda is a shrub to 3 m tall, branches stout, twigs finely hairy.

Leaves opposite, stalk very short, to 0.5 cm; blade more-or-less elliptic, 7-10 cm long, tip long pointed, base wedge-shaped, hairy below, margin finely toothed.

Flowers pink and white, to dark red, funnel-shaped, tubular, 3 cm long, finely hairy outside, petal lobes much shorter than tube, style to 1 cm longer than petal lobes.

Fruit a dry capsule, finely hairy.

Wetland status: NL.

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: Japan.

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation (Stalter and Lamont 2002) or an overgrown specimen.