JAMESIA AMERICANA.--Rocky Mountains and Colorado, 1865. Amongst early

spring-flowering shrubs this pretty but neglected plant is one of the

best, of perfect hardihood, for it stands the vigour of our winters with

impunity, and of dense thick growth; it is suitable for using in a

variety of ways, as well as for purely ornamental purposes. The leaves

are oval and neatly dentated, and the flowers individually of large

size, pure white, and produced in terminal bunches. Cool soil and a

shady situation would seem to suit the plant admirably, but for screen

purposes in the rock garden or border it is invaluable on account of the

strong and dense twigs.