The Caprifoliaceae family consists of angiosperm plants divided in approximately 25 genera of shrubs and lianas, more rarely herbaceous plants distributed all over the world, except for the tropical regions of Africa and with the greatest concentration in the eastern parts of North America and in Asia.The leaves are simple or complex, oppositely arranged. The flowers are bisexual, regular or irregular. The calyxes are 4-5, unattached or accrete, divided on top.The stamens are 4 or5. The perianth has from2 to5 fruit bearing leaves with an inferior or semi-inferiorovary. The fruit is generally berry or drupe, rarely a capsule. In Bulgaria there naturally grow 10 species and 3 genera.