Monday, March 15, 2010

Rhus aka Smoke Tree

This picture is of the seed bearing bracts on my "Smoke Tree". When I take people to look at my kilns they have to walk past this tree and nearly always ask what it is. It is one of the Rhus family which also contains the lacquer tree the sap of which used in Japan and China to coat objects of tableware and furniture.

1 comment:

  1. I love the smoke tree; I thought it was Cotinus coggyria?