NEVIUSA ALABAMENSIS.--Alabama Snow Wreath. Alabama, 1879. This is a rare

American shrub, with leaves reminding one of those of the Nine Bark,

Neillia opulifolia, and the flowers, which are freely produced along the

full length of the shoots, are white or yellowish-green, with prominent

stamens of a tufted brush-like character. It is usually treated as a

green-house plant, but may be seen growing and flowering freely in the

open ground at Kew.