Taxon  Report   11056 
Rhus aromatica  Aiton
Fragrant sumac
Rhus aromatica
© 2005 James M. Andre
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Rhus aromatica
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Rhus aromatica
© 2013 Wynn Anderson
Rhus aromatica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.

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Rhus aromatica
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Rhus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Creosote Bush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Habitat: canyons
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Rhus trilobata
ICPN: Rhus trilobata var. anisophylla
ICPN: Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima
ICPN: Rhus trilobata var. quinata
ICPN: Rhus trilobata var. simplicifolia
ICPN: Rhus trilobata var. trilobata
More information about  Rhus aromatica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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