Deciduous shrubs with shredding bark. Twigs slender; pith small, continuous. Buds solitary, sessile, ovoid, small, the terminal and flower buds larger. Leaf-scars crowded toward the tips of the branches, small, triangular or linear; bundle-trace 1; stipule-scars none. Fruit an ovoid capsule persistent in winter.

Fig. 250. Menziesia pilosa

Fig. 250. Menziesia pilosa.

1. M. pilosa (Michx.) Juss. Alleghany Menziesia. Shrub to 2 m. high, with slightly pubescent twigs; capsule about 4 mm. high, bristly-glandular. Mountain woods, in the Alleghenies from Pennsylvania to Georgia (Fig. 250).