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Forsythia, native to East Asia and Southeastern Europe is named in honor of Scottish botanist Robert Forsyth. Forsyth was a royal head gardener and founding member of the Royal Horticulture Society.
Forsythia is a popular early spring shrub in gardens and parks. It is a lovely branch that can be used in floral design, either alone or in arrangements. They are prized for being tough, reliable garden plants.