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Smoke Tree (Smoke Bush)

Cotinus

Description:

The American Smoketree is native to the southeastern United States, from Tennessee south to Alabama and west to eastern Texas. It is a larger plant, frequently becoming a small tree between 3 and 5 meters (10 to 15 feet) tall, with a trunk from 20 to 35 centimeters (8 to 14 inches) in diameter. The leaves are also larger, 6–13 cm long; it also has varied but very bright fall color, usually brighter than the Eurasian species. The foliage is described to be a red wine-like, and the shrub has deep pink flowers in the summer.

Habitat:

Residential Property off of a County Road

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Joseph R. Godreau
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Joseph R. Godreau

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2016
Submitted on Aug 23, 2016

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