Rhus aromatica trilobata

Skunkbush
Rhus aromatica var. trilobata

Family: Sumac (Anacardiaceae)
AKA: Lemonade Berry, Three-Leaf Sumac,  Squawbush, Lemita
Photo taken on: June 4, 2009
Location: Bandelier National Monument, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Canyons, mesas

Grows 3-10ft in thickets. Wood gives off a strong odor when bruised. Leaves are divided into three-leaflets. Fruit is red and hairy. Tiny yellow flowers bloom before leaves. In the Fall leaves turn bright red. arrow

Rhus aromatica trilobataRhus aromatica trilobata

Yellow Long Clusters