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Diervilla lonicera  Mill.


Botanical Name


Diervilla lonicera Mill.

English Name


Low Bush Honeysuckle



Diervilla canadensis Willd., Diervilla humilis Pers.





General Info


Low shrub, 0.5-1 m tall; branchlets green or reddish; often has 2 lines of minute hairs along length of stems; older stems brownish to grey. Leaves simple, opposite, short-stalked, oblong-egg-shaped to lance-shaped, 5-12 cm long, 1.5-6 cm wide, dark green above, paler below; tip long, tapering, sometimes curved; base rounded or wedge-shaped, often asymmetrical; edges sharply toothed, with fringe of short hairs. Flowers 1-6 (usually 3) in short-stalked clusters in leaf axils and at branch tips; yellow (orange or brownish red with age); narrow, funnel-shaped, 5-parted, about 2 cm long. Fruit slender, long-beaked, brown capsules, with bristle-like calyx lobes at end.

Herb Effects

Diuretic (leaves); diuretic, galactogogue, laxative and ophthalmic (root); laxative and ophthalmic (bark)


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Medicinal Use

In the treatment of stomach aches (leaves); in catarrhal angina (plant); to increase milk flow in a nursing mother and as an eyewash for sore eyes (bark infusion)



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