lemonade sumac Anacardiaceae Rhus integrifolia
Leaf:Alternate, simple, evergreen, elliptical, leathery, 2 to 2 1/2 inches long, entire to toothed (nearly spiny) margin, waxy, shiny green above, paler beneath, fragrant.
Flower:Small (1/4 inch across), 5 white to pink petals, occur in 2 to 3 inch clusters at the end s of the twigs, appearing in late winter and early spring.
Fruit:Elliptical, 1/2 inch across, reddish brown and fuzzy, in tight clusters at the ends of the twigs.
Twig:Moderately stout, reddish and fuzzy, small pointy buds.
Bark:Smooth and grayish brown, develops reddish splits and cracks, eventually coarsely scaly.
Form:Large thicket forming shrub reaching up to 10 feet with a spreading, sprawling.