Skunkbush Sumac

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Description

Sumac Family : Anacardiaceae

Latin Name : Rhus aromatica
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – fair

Remarks :

Other common names, “Fragrant Sumac”, “Aromatic Sumac”, “Polecat-bush”, and “Squaw-bush”. An offensive-scented, deciduous shrub with slender, spreading , crooked branches, attaining a height of 8 feet. The yellowish-green flowers appear March to April, the reddish drupe (fruit) matures August to September. The fruit is eaten by 25 species of birds, especially quail, grouse, prairie chicken, sagehen, and pheasant. It is browsed by deer, only slightly used by cattle. This heat and drought tolerant shrub is adapted to gravelly slopes and plains, prefers limestone outcrops.

Source: USDA-NRCS

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
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