A genus of just two species of flowering plants. The leaves are deciduous, alternate, simple oval shape, 2″ to 5″ long. The flowers are clustered in a large open terminal panicles, with a fluffy grayish-buff appearance resembling a cloud of smoke over the plant, from which the name derives.
Name Derivation: From the Greek word for another tree (Oleaster)
Common Name: Smoke Tree
Cotinus is in the family Anacardiaceae.