Color, greenish purple. Leaves, opposite, sessile, thick, glossy green, 2 to 3 inches long, slightly hairy the veins underneath. Parts of the (lower in fives. The seeds surrounded by red pulp (an aril), are at 1 ached to a crimson, rough-warty pod.

A shrub, 2 to 5 feet in height, irregular, very striking when in fruit. I have found it in New Jersey along banks of streams and drier roadsides. New York southward and

Westward to Illinois.