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Rhus aromatica  Aiton  var. simplicifolia  (Greene) Cronquist
Single-leaved skunkbrush
Rhus aromatica var. simplicifolia is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Rhus aromatica
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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Observation Search
~20 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Parent: Rhus aromatica
Genus: Rhus
Family: Anacardiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Communities: Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS

Alternate Names:
CNPSRhus trilobata var. simplicifolia
PLANTSRhus trilobata var. simplicifolia
Information about  Rhus aromatica var. simplicifolia from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/25/2024).