Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rhus aromatica Aiton image
Photographer: Matthew L. Wagner           

Darrin Kimbler

Matthew L. Wagner

Salisbury University Arboretum

William S. Alverson
Family Anacardiaceae
Rhus aromatica Aiton
fragrant sumac
Rhus: derived from rhous, an ancient Greek name for Sumac
aromatica: aromatic
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial, bushy, rounded, up to 7' tall shrub with many branches; bark smooth; often forming thickets
Flower: pale yellow to greenish, blooming April-July; in short, spike-like clusters from the axils; appearing before or with the leaves
Fruit:bright red, densely hairy, less than 1/4" round berry
Leaf:alternate, divided into 3 mostly stalkless leaflets aromatic when crushed
Notes: open woods, dunes
(Glossary)

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