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Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima (Downy fragrant sumac)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima

Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. pilosissima Engelm.

Downy Fragrant Sumac, Downy Aromatic Sumac, Pubescent Skunkbush Sumac

Anacardiaceae (Sumac Family)

Synonym(s): Rhus aromatica ssp. pilosissima, Rhus aromatica var. mollis, Rhus aromatica var. pilosissima, Rhus trilobata var. malacophylla


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhus trilobata var. pilosissima


Record Modified: 2023-01-17
Research By: DEW

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