Name:  Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata)

Family:
  Sumac (Anacardiaceae)

Flowering Season:
 March thru May

Notes:  A native shrub which looks similar to the Laurel Sumac, but with slightly rounder leaves, it can grow to seven feet.  Look for the red, berry-like flower bunches.  Its fruit was used by Native Americans as a drink sweetener.

 

Photographs by Gabi McLean
Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata)