Pray why are you so bare, so bare, Oh, bough of the old oak-tree; And why, when I go through the shade you throw, Runs a shudder over me? My leaves were green as the best, I trow, And sap ran free in my veins, But I saw in the moonli... Read more of The Haunted Oak at Martin Luther King.caInformational Site Network Informational
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NEILLIA OPULIFOLIA (_syn Spiraea opulifolia_).--Nine Bark. North

America, 1690. A hardy shrub, nearly allied to Spiraea. It produces a

profusion of umbel-like corymbs of pretty white flowers, that are

succeeded by curious swollen membraneous purplish fruit. N. opulifolia

aurea is worthy of culture, it being of free growth and distinct from

the parent plant.

N. THYRSIFLORA, Nepaul, 1850, would seem to be quite as hardy as N.

opulifolia, and is of more evergreen habit. The leaves are doubly

serrated and three lobed, and cordate-ovate. Flowers white in spicate,

thyrsoid racemes, and produced rather sparsely.

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