Taxon  Report   7091    
Rhus ovata  S. Watson
Sugar bush,  Sugar sumac
Rhus ovata
© 2013 Anne Olivares
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Rhus ovata
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Rhus ovata
© 2018 David Wolfson
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
© 2017 joaquin hale
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
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).