V. lutea. - Yellow Wood. - This ornamental tree is a native of the south-western states, but succeeds well in New England; yet but little cultivated or known. "It grows to the height of thirty or forty feet. The flowers form elegant white pendulous bunches, a little larger than those of the locust, but less odoriferous. The leaves are six or eight inches long on old trees, and of twice the size on young, thrifty stocks. They are composed of two rows of leaflets, smooth, entire, nearly round, and about an inch and a half in diameter. The leaflets are three, four, or five on each side, borne by short petioles, and surmounted by an odd one, which is supported by the common foot-stalk."