is a deciduous shrub or small tree inhabiting deciduous forests or
grasslands, growing to 2-4m in height. Leaves (blade) are in an
alternate arrangement, each measuring 4-8cm in length, in the shape
of obovate or oblong, there existing hairs on either side,
especially on the backside veins. On the top of lateral branches
emerge panicles with white flowers. Fruit, 6-7mm in length, ripen
indigo in the autumn.