Calflora
Taxon  Report   7091    
Rhus ovata  S. Watson
Sugar bush,  Sugar sumac
Rhus ovata
© 2013 Anne Olivares
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rhus ovata
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Rhus ovata
© 2006 Brent Miller
Rhus ovata, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Rhus ovata
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Family: ANACARDIACEAE  
Genus: Rhus
Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Rhus ovata var. traskiae
More information about  Rhus ovata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RHOV)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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