A contributor in the last number referred to the milky juice present in the leaves of the Norway maple. He will find the lacteal fluid present, and more copiously, in the Colchicum maple. As to this species, much admired by the writer, it may be added in passing, that the terminal young leaves which are of a red color, give to the tree when seen in the slanting sunlight, much the appearance of being covered with scarlet bloom. There is also, about the lower branches, an engaging dip and upward toss, as though they had had a mind to grow earthwards, but, on second thought had turned with a graceful curve toward the sky. The tree deserves to be more extensively grown than it now is.

[We endorse all that our correspondent says of the Red Golchican maple. It is, correctly, Acer laetum, a native of Japan, though introduced about a half century ago, as Acer Colchicum rubrum.

If we mistake not, the red of the young leaves is confined to vigorous shoots, or shoots of the second growth of the season. So that, to get the full beauty of the tree it should be set in good ground, where second growths will be abundant. - Ed. G. M.J