Family Oleaceae - Olive, Ash, Lilac
The fruit of this species are used in homeopathic medicine, although efficacy is not supported by modern scientific research.
|Plants in genus Forsythia are deciduous flowering shrubs renowned for their bright yellow early spring flowers. They are known by a wealth of colloquial and common names, including golden-bell, weeping forsythia, weeping goldbells, and in Chinese, lian qiao 连翘. |
Leaves are opposite, usually simple but sometimes trifoliate with a basal pair of small leaflets, and range from 1–4 in. in length; the margin is serrated or entire. The flowers are produced in the early spring before the leaves, bright yellow with a deeply four-lobed flower, the petals joined only at the base.
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The olive family contains 25 genera and over 500 species of flowering plants. Most species are native to temperate and tropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The best known of this family are olive, ash, privet, lilac, and Forsythia.
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