CORIARIA MYRTIFOLIA.--South Europe, 1629. A deciduous shrub growing to

about 4 feet in height, with Myrtle-like leaves, and upright terminal

racemes of not very showy flowers, produced about mid-summer--generally

from May to August. For its pretty foliage and the frond-like

arrangement of its branches it is principally worthy of culture. From

southern Europe and the north of Africa, where it is an occupant of

waste ground and hedges, but still rare in our gardens.