"Glabrous shrubs with long, weak, generally sparsely thorny, arched or climbing branches, 1–6 m; lvs short-petiolate, entire, elliptic to lanceolate, ovate, or oblanceolate, to 7 × 3.5 cm on vigorous young shoots, or only 1.5 × 0.3 cm on older ones; pedicels 0.7–2 cm; cor lavender or purplish, 9–14 mm, with (4)5 broad, spreading lobes shorter than to about equaling the tube; berry ellipsoid or ovoid, 1–2 cm, red, 10–20-seeded; 2n=24. Native of Eurasia, occasionally escaped from cult. in our range. June–Sept. (L. chinense; L. halimifolium)"