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Sumac, Smooth

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.

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