CORONILLA EMERUS.--Scorpion Senna. France, 1596. This shrub, a native

of the middle and southern parts of Europe, forms an elegant loose bush

about 5 feet high, with smooth, pinnate, sub-evergreen leaves, and

Pea-shaped flowers, that are reddish in the bud state, but bright

yellow when fully expanded. It is an elegant plant, and on account of

its bearing hard cutting back, is well suited for ornamental hedge

formation; but however used the effect is good, the distinct foliage

and showy flowers making it a general favourite with planters. It will

thrive in very poor soil, but prefers a light rich loam.