Scientific Name: Rhus glabra
Height: 9-15 ft
Spread: 9-15 ft
Bloom Time: June
Crown Density: Light
Native Range: Entire United States, Pennsylvania
Ecological Value: Larval host for several caterpillar species including the red banded hair-streak butterfly. Seeds for birds and small mammals.
Human Value: The flowers produce a lemon flavored drink when soaked in water. The flowers can also be dried and ground in sumac, a spice often used in Mediterranean cooking.