Origin of kerriaModL, after William Kerr, British horticulturist (died 1814)
any of a genus (Kerria) of Chinese plants of the rose family, esp. an ornamental species (K. japonica) with slender, green twigs and bright yellow, often double flowers
From the genus name.
- Jews Mallow (Kerria) - The double variety of this Japanese shrub, K. japonica, is an old favourite in cottage gardens.
- Though usually planted against walls, the Kerria is hardy, and may be grown as a bush except in the coldest parts.