Rhus aromatica

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Rhus aromatica
Rhus aromatica foliage catkins.jpg
Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica [1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Rhus
Species: R. aromatica
Binomial name
Rhus aromatica
L.

Rhus aromatica (also known as Fragrant Sumac) is a plant species in the family Anacardiaceae native to Canada and the United States.

Fragrant sumac is a woody plant that can grow to around 2 meters tall. It produces yellow flowers in clusters before anthesis. Hairy red drupes are produced, which can be brewed into a tea.

The leaves and stems of fragrant sumac have a citrus fragrance when crushed, and it inhabits mostly uplands areas, while poison ivy has no odor and can inhabit various habitats.

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