Common in dry oak woods -- in both open and shaded situations; just beginning to flower.
Infrequent; dry oak woods
Abundant in open areas along small stream. Second photo clearly shows the early-ripening fruit at the base of the inflorescence, considered a diagnostic character for this species.
In full flower; 5-10 shrubs in an open gas line ROW in dry oak woods. I watched a carpenter bee and a dark-colored skipper (probably a duskywing) pollinate the flowers as I took this photo.
singing in the woods
single plant in upland oak woods
Mother observed with six young. Also observed male and female pair earlier in the day.