What is this bush with yellow flowers?
Please, can you tell me the name of this shrub with bright yellow flowers all over it. This is the first bush which blooms in spring everywhere in our town. I like this plant with bright yellow flowers which you can see from far away like a shining sun. When I see it starts blooming after the cold and dull winter, my mood immediately improves in anticipation of the real spring full of fragrance, flowers and tender green leaves.
This looks like Forsythia (Forsythia × intermedia) Lynwood variety. Forsythia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae (olive family). Forsythias are popular early spring flowering shrubs in gardens and parks. Two are commonly cultivated for ornament, Forsythia × intermedia and Forsythia suspensa. They are both spring flowering shrubs, with yellow flowers. They are grown and prized for being tough, reliable garden plants.
Forsythia × intermediais smaller,, and it is the more commonly grown. The plant has an upright habit, and produces strongly colored flowers.
Forsythia suspensa is a large to very large shrub, can be grown as a weeping shrub on banks, and has paler flowers.
Forsythia suspensa is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese herbology. Forsythia sticks are used to bow a Korean string instrument called ajaeng.