ITEA VIRGINICA.--North America, 1744. This is a neat, deciduous shrub of

3 feet or 4 feet in height. The ovate-lanceolate leaves are of a light

greyish-green, and the small white flowers are produced in dense racemes

or spikes. Planted in a somewhat shady place, and in rather cool, damp

soil, this little shrub does well and flowers profusely.