Taxon  Report   11056    
Rhus aromatica  Aiton
Fragrant sumac
Rhus aromatica
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rhus aromatica
© 2012 Dee Warenycia
Rhus aromatica
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Rhus aromatica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.

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Rhus aromatica
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Genus: Rhus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

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

Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rhus trilobata
ICPN: Rhus trilobata var. anisophylla
ICPN: Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima
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More information about  Rhus aromatica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).