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Daphne pontica


Daphne pontica, commonly known as twin-flowered or Pontic daphne, is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to Bulgaria, northern Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a small evergreen shrub growing to Template:Convert tall by Template:Convert wide, with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant yellow flowers in pairs, in spring. The flowers are often followed by black berries.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref><ref>Template:Cite web</ref> It tolerates deep shade in the garden, but dislikes transplanting.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

The specific epithet pontica, refers to the Latin term for Pontus, a city of the Black Sea.<ref>Archibald William Smith Template:Google books</ref>