Diervilla rivularis

Family (Traditional)Caprifoliaceae
Species:Diervilla rivularis Gattinger
Common NameMountain Bush Honeysuckle
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Natural Area Presence: LULA; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Margins: serrulate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value
StatusNative; TN[S2] (State Rank); G3 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Hamilton (TN), Polk (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BOON, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2010 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Tennessee August 24h - October 5th, 1897
Diervilla rivularis
UCHT027472 Hamilton Tennessee
Diervilla rivularis
UCHT027471 Tennessee
Diervilla rivularis
UCHT036162 Polk Tennessee
Diervilla rivularis
UCHT035531 Polk Tennessee
Diervilla rivularis
N/A Tennessee
Diervilla rivularis
013132 Hamilton Tennessee
Diervilla rivularis
APSC0019627 Polk Tennessee 04 Sep 2010 D. Estes, M. Bruton, C. Klagstad, C. Gorman, & N. Parker
Diervilla rivularis
UCHT040352 Hamilton Tennessee
Diervilla rivularis
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Plant Photos

Diervilla rivularis - Theo Witsell
Diervilla rivularis - Theo Witsell
Diervilla rivularis - Theo Witsell
Diervilla rivularis - Theo Witsell