For Dr. Dièrville, a French surgeon credited with introducing it to Europe about 1700.
Either Latin for honeysuckle, though this is not a “true” honeysuckle; or named for Adam Lonitzer (1528-1586), a German herbalist, physician and botanist who wrote a standard herbal text that was reprinted many times between 1557 and 1783
Low bush honeysuckle is not a honeysuckle, but it is a low bush. It is a North American
Plants: Shrubs are 24-47" (60-120 cm), with branches
that are close to the ground. Bark is gray to light reddish brown.
Leaves: Opposite, toothed, ovate to elliptical,
1½-4" (4-10 cm) × ¾-1¾" (2-5 cm). They are initially yellow-green, turning to yellow and orange and finally to
red. Often they are not fully symmetrical.
Flowers: Flowers are bell-shaped, yellow-green at first, becoming orange or purplish-red, about ½-¾" (1.3-1.9 cm) in size.
Fruits: Fruits are dry, woody capsules, appearing in June or early July.
Diervilla lonicera on Earl J.S. Rook's Flora, Fauna, Earth, and Sky ...
The Natural History of the Northwoods