Sub-category: Olive family
Forsythia x intermedia is a hybrid species, thought to be a cross between Forsythia viridissima and Forsythia suspensa var. fortunei. The shrub has an upright habit with arching branches and grows to 3 to 4 m high. The opposite leaves turn yellowish or occasionally purplish in the autumn before falling. The usually pale-yellow flowers are produced on one- to two-year-old growth and may be solitary or in racemes from 2 to 6.
Forsythia is common in Connecticut as a landscaping shrub. Because it is so abundant in landscaping, it is not uncommon to find it growing in the woods as well. It's flowers are striking and abundant in the early spring.