Bush-honeysuckle Diervilla lonicera
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
Branching: Opposite

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

Lateral buds

Pith is solid and white

The distinctive fruits are often seen in the winter

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