Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on 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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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

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

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 (1968) 174-01-002a:
Diervilla sessilifolia var. sessilifolia   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle


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image of Diervilla sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0407q_09

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Diervilla sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0407q_11

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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

image of Diervilla sessilifolia

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdsessilifolia_1072

July?        

image of Diervilla sessilifolia

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

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4003

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Diervilla sessilifolia

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_sessilifolia_smooth

August        

image of Diervilla sessilifolia

JK Marlow    jkm080928_036

September    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.