Ill-scented Sumac, Three-leaf Sumac, Lemonade Sumac, Squaw-bush, Quail-bush, Agrillo, Lemita
Rhus aromatica Ait. var. flabelliformis Shinners
Family : Anacardiaceae
Longevity : Perennial
Origin : Native
Season : Cool
Skunk-bush Sumac can be found growing in limestone outcrops of the Edwards Plateau. It is a ill-scented shrub attaining a height of 12 feet. The leaves are 3/4 to 2 inches long and smell badly when crushed. The small, greenish to white flowers bloom from March to April. The red fruits are eaten by at least 25 species of birds including quail, prairie chicken, sage-hen and pheasants. It is rarely browsed by white-tailed deer and livestock.
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