Latin name: Rhus aromatica Aiton
  Pronunciation: ROOS air-oh-MAT-i-ka

  Common name: Skunkbrush
  Family: Anacardiaceae (Sumac)
  Habitat: Canyons and washes of interior valleys,
  coastal sage scrub, chaparral and southern oak
  woodland, mostly below 3500'
  Blooming period: March to April
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Rhus
  2) aromatica
  Formerly Rhus trilobata

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