(Plate XCIX.)

Family

Honeysuckle.

Colour

White.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

New England to North Carolina.

Time of Bloom

May.

The blossoms of this large shrub are similar to those of V. Opulus, page 118, and very like those of the garden hydrangea. The neutral flowers with large flat corollas are arranged about the fertile ones within the centre. The bright scarlet fruit is not edible.

The leaves are orbicular, pointed and heart-shaped at the base, serrated; pinnately-veined, and covered with a rough, reddish scurf.

The name wayfaring-tree is appropriate, as it is very wandering in its manner of growth, the outstretched branches often forming loops and rooting themselves in the ground. In the cold, moist woods of the north the tree is well known.