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A deciduous bush of low, rounded habit, forming a hemispherical mass of slender hollow branches; young shoots slightly hairy and purplish. Leaves oval or ovate, tapered at both ends, but more abruptly at the base; 3⁄4 to 11⁄8 in. long, 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 in. wide, ciliate, upper surface downy at first, becoming glabrous, midrib and chief veins sparsely downy beneath; leaf-stalk hairy, 1⁄10 in. long. Flowers pale yellow, not fragrant, borne in pairs from the leaf-axils on slightly downy stalks, 1⁄4 in. long; corolla 5⁄8 in. long, two-lipped, the tube not so long as the lips, hairy within and without; stamens and style hairy at the base; bracts linear, hairy, 1⁄6 in. long; bractlets rounded, ciliate. Berries distinct egg-shaped, reddish, 1⁄4 to 1⁄3 in. long.
Native of W. China; discovered and introduced by Wilson about 1904. It is not of any special beauty in flower, but its prostrate habit is distinct, and will make it useful for ground cover. It used to thrive in the Coombe Wood nursery, where it flowered about the beginning of June. Akin to L. trichosantha.