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Plant Details

Rhus aromatica var. aromatica

Fragrant Sumac

Scientific Name:

Rhus aromatica var. aromatica

Common Name:

Fragrant Sumac

Plant Family

Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Part-sun, sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

February - March - April - May

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, scattered Mountains

Habitat Description:

Rocky, rather dry, woodlands, usually over mafic rocks (such as gabbro or diabase) or calcareous rocks, less commonly in sandy soils. Uncommon in NC Mountains and Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Attracts birds and butterflies.
Var. aromatica is the only NC variety.

Plants

image

Tom Harville

Leaves

image

Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Duke Trees & Shrubs
Southeasternflora
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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