This is popular in the Eastern States under the name of Venetian sumach or smoke-tree. It is a crooked, straggling grower, but its large leaves are handsome and the flowers are in large panicles, at first green, changing to a reddish-brown, and later to a smoke color. The seeds or their appendages are in light, airy masses, giving the idea of puffs of smoke issuing from the handsome leaves. If grown slowly on the grassy lawn it is hardy over most of the States.