On the margin of swamps and in wet meadows may be found the Rhodora canadensis, a beautiful shrub, frequently in large masses, of many yards in circumference, and when in bloom, in May, presents a magnificent appearance.

The flowers appear on the extremity of the branches before the leaves are perfectly expanded, are of a fine purple, in shape somewhat resembling the Honeysuckle, whence its common name, False Honeysuckle; from two to three feet high.

I have been successful with this fine shrub, by taking large masses of it from the meadows, with the earth attached to the roots, and planting in a most soil; also, by taking the suckers, which it throws up as freely as the Lilac. It will flourish without much difficulty.