Color, yellow, sometimes purplish within. Corolla, deeply 2-lipped. Flowers, in pairs, at the top of a long peduncle, from the upper axils. Minute bracts under the pair of flowers. Berries, quite separate, or slightly united at base, red or crimson. Leaves, 1 to 2 inches long, opposite, oblong or lance-shape, downy at least when young. May and June.

Swamps, especially in larch and arbor-vitas woods, from Maine to western New York.

The Tartarian honeysuckle (L. tartarica), so well known in our gardens, may be found escaped from cultivation and growing wild on sheltered banks from Maine to New Jersey and westward.