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)