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smoke tree

n.
Either of two deciduous shrubs or small trees, Cotinus obovatus, of the southern United States, or C. coggygria, native to Eurasia and widely cultivated elsewhere, having plumose flower clusters.

[From the resemblance of the flower clusters to puffs of smoke.]

smoke tree

n
1. (Plants) an anacardiaceous shrub, Cotinus coggygria, of S Europe and Asia, having clusters of yellowish feathery flowers
2. (Plants) a related tree, Cotinus americanus, of the southern US
[C19: so named because of the similarity between its flower clusters and a cloud of smoke]

smoke′ tree`


n.
1. a tree, Cotinus obovatus, of the cashew family, native to the south central U.S., having egg-shaped leaves and large clusters of small white flowers.
2. a related shrub, C. coggygria, of Eurasia, having elliptical leaves and clusters of hairy, purple flowers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smoke tree - any of several shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Cotinussmoke tree - any of several shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Cotinus
Cotinus, genus Cotinus - smoke trees
American smokewood, Cotinus americanus, Cotinus obovatus, chittamwood - shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke
Cotinus coggygria, Venetian sumac, wig tree - Old World shrub having large plumes of yellowish feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.smoke tree - greyish-green shrub of desert regions of southwestern United States and Mexico having sparse foliage and terminal spikes of bluish violet flowerssmoke tree - greyish-green shrub of desert regions of southwestern United States and Mexico having sparse foliage and terminal spikes of bluish violet flowers; locally important as source of a light-colored honey of excellent flavor
Dalea, genus Dalea - indigo bush
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The smoketree is a rare endemic tree with a relictual distribution comprising three localized populations: (1) on the Ozark Plateau in Arkansas and Missouri with a few scattered stations in eastern Oklahoma, (2) from the southern Cumberland Plateau in northeastern Alabama and adjacent Tennessee and Georgia, and (3) on the Edward's Plateau of south-central Texas (Little 1977; Davis & Graves 2016).
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I thank the Alexander Wetmore Fund of the Smithsonian Institution and the Smoketree Trust for funding and three anonymous reviewers for helpful comments.
But there are other, almost as impressive sights: such as the lone birch at the top of Glen Finglas, so worked upon by the wind that it's nearly horizontal, and yet thrives; or the American smoketree at Kew in its gorgeous autumn glad rags.
About the same size, American smoketree (Cotinus obovatus) features fall coloring similar to the serviceberry.
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Smoketree is properly named because of the unusual flowers that resemble little puffs of smoke throughout the shrub.
This article is based on a longer monograph, "Our Hopeful Future: Creating a Sustainable Global Society," which is available for $10 ($12 outside the United States) from Maya Porter, Porter McGinn Associates, 11828 Smoketree Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854.
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This piece is based on a longer monograph, which is available through Maya Porter, Porter McGinn Associates, 11828 Smoketree Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854.