Family, Honeysuckle. Color, pale yellow at first, becoming deeper. Leaves, opposite, short-petioled, oval or elliptical, finely toothed, tapering at apex, round at base,. slightly fringed along the margins. Calyx-tube, long, with 5 long, narrow segments above. Corolla, tubular, opening and spreading above into 5 narrow lobes. Stamens, 5. Pistil, with a long, projecting style and button - like stigma. Flowers, small, fragrant, 3 together, short-pedicelled, on a common peduncle, from the upper, opposite leaf-axils. Fruit, long, crowned with the calyx - teeth. Stems, grayish, somewhat 4-angled. June to August.
The Weigela of our gardens, an early flowering shrub with red or yellow, showy flowers, is a Japanese species of Diervilla.