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Cotinus coggygria



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Cotinus coggygria
Common smoketree

Billowy puffs of inflorescence produce the unique cloud-like smoke effect for which this plant is named. The showy inflorescence is composed of small 1/8" yellow polygamous flowers and an abundance of sterile pedicels covered with greenish or purplish hairs from June through September. As the inflorescence ages, the hairs turn brown in color and gradually fall from the plant.

 
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