Name:  Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata)

  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)