Bush-honeysuckle Diervilla lonicera
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
A low shrub in northern forests, where it usually grows to knee height.
It very closely resembles honeysuckles, but doesn't grow as tall
and usually has vertical ridges along the twigs (though sometimes
faint). Where fruit are seen, these can be distinctive.
Lateral buds of Bush-honeysuckle... notice the vertical ridge below the buds
Another view of the lateral buds
Pith is solid and white
The distinctive fruits are often seen in the winter
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