family dvudolnyh floral plants. Basially listopadnye, sometimes evergreen, bushes (an be twisted) and polukustarniki, it is rare trees and large long-term grassy plants. Leaves opposite, simple or neparnoperistye, sedentary and on hereshkah, sometimes srosshiesja the bases, mostly without prilistnikov. TSvetki orret or wrong, with a up and a nimbus, oboepolye (stamens usually , plodolistikov -). Infloresenes of the various form and sizes: diffiultly- or zontikovidnye metyolki, kistevidnye, puhkovidnye, kolosovidnye, golovhatye sometimes tsvetki single. A fruit jagodovidnyj, kostjankovidnyj, less often a box. A seed with the developed germ and small endospermom. In family of - sorts (over kinds). Are widespread mainly in the moderate belt of Northern hemisphere. In the USSR - sorts (an elder, a guelder-rose, a honeysukle, abelija, vejgela, et.). Introdutsirovany snezhnojagodnik, diervilla, et. use in steppe lesorazvedenii, in gardening. Good medonosy. Yield edible fruits, mediinal syryo, dyes, tannins.