Forsythia suspensa

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Forsythia suspensa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Forsythia
Species: F. suspensa
Binomial name
Forsythia suspensa
(Thunb.) Vahl[1]
Forsythia suspensa

Forsythia suspensa (Chinese: ; pinyin: liánqiào) is a species of flowering plant in the family native to Asia. It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.[2] It contains the lignan Pinoresinol.[3]


Forsythia suspensa is a large shrub. It can be grown as a weeping shrub on stream banks and can be identified by its pale flowers. Garden cultivars can be found. It is a spring flowering shrub, with yellow flowers. It is grown and prized for its toughness.[4]

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  1. ^ "Forsythia suspensa information from NPGS/GRIN". Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Forsythia suspensa - Plants For A Future database report". Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ Davin,, Norman G.; Bedgar,, Diana L.; Katayama and; Lewis (1992). "On the stereoselective synthesis of (+)-pinoresinol in Forsythia suspensa from its achiral precursor, coniferyl alcohol". Phytochemistry 31 (11): 3869–3874. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)97544-7. PMID 11536515. 
  4. ^ Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain) (1992). The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-56159-001-8. 

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