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An upright deciduous shrub 5 to 7 ft high; shoots bristly and glandular. Leaves ovate to oblong, sometimes oval, 11⁄2 to 3 in. long, blunt to pointed at the apex, bristly, especially beneath. Flowers in pairs or solitary, borne on hairy stalks up to 3⁄4 in. long; corolla tubular, 11⁄4 in. long, dividing at the mouth to five roundish spreading lobes, primrose yellow, hairy and glandular outside; ovary densely glandular and bristly. Berries bright red. Bot. Mag., t. 8804.
Native of W. China; introduced for Messrs Veitch by Wilson in 1904. It is an attractive shrub of comely habit, closely akin to L. hispida, which differs in its more slender corolla-tube and its glabrous or glandular ovary and in being less but more harshly hairy. It is quite hardy and flowers in June.