OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Diervilla sessilifolia   FAMILY Diervillaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Diervilla sessilifolia   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-01-002a:
Diervilla sessilifolia var. sessilifolia   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle


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image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm0407q_09

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm0407q_11

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm060723_197

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves, at least the upper ones, are sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdsessilifolia_1072

July?        

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

Bill Sharpton    gws467_a

August        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Small, mildly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers at branch tips & in leaf axils, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4003

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Leaves have no leafstalk and are attached directly to the branches, per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4004

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Sepals narrow, 2-3mm long, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_sessilifolia_smooth

August        

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm211022_4453

October    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm211022_4455

October    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fruit a slender, beaked, woody capsule persisting into winter, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Diervilla sessilifolia, Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

JK Marlow    jkm211022_4462

October    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Diervilla sessilifolia   FAMILY Diervillaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Diervilla sessilifolia   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-01-002a:
Diervilla sessilifolia var. sessilifolia   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: rock outcrops, ridges, landslide scars, trail margins, other rocky open places, streambanks, at moderate to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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