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common name for some members of the Caprifoliaceae, a family comprised mostly of vines and shrubs of the Northern Hemisphere, especially abundant in E Asia and E North America.
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a genus of shrubs of the family Caprifoliaceae, sometimes combined with the genus Diervilla. The deciduous leaves are opposite, simple, and serrate. The flowers are bisexual, large, and violet-rose or sometimes white, with one to six flowers at the ends of young axillary or apical twigs. The fruit is a bilocular pod. There are about 15 species in East Asia. In the USSR three species grow wild in the Far East. They are cultivated as decorative plants, especially early weigela (W. praecox), with its flowers of a violet-rose color. Other species, including Korean weigela (W. coraeensis, flowery weigela W. floribunda), Japanese weigela (W. japónica), W. maximowiczii, and W. middendorffiana are also raised in many gardens and arboretums.


Derev’ia i kustarniki SSSR, vol. 6, Moscow-Leningrad, 1962.
Vorob’ev, D. P. Dikorastushchie derev’ia i kustarniki Dal’nego Vostoka. Moscow, 1968.


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