Rhus trilobata, or Fragrant Sumac, is a native shrub species that can grow up to 9 ft tall. It is generally found on slopes and canyon bottoms in semidesert grassland/shrubland and woodland habitats between 2500-7500 ft in elevation. The small yellow flowers bloom from March-August and are followed by fruits that provide forage to birds and wildlife. The leaves are tri-lobed and turn orange and brown in the fall.
Fragrant Sumac, Rhus trilobata