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Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
Squaw Bush
(Skunkbush, Ill-Scented Sumac)

Rhus trilobata



First Noted by Expedition
October 1, 1804, along the Cheyenne River, South Dakota.
 

Description
Squaw bush is a member of the cashew family (family Anacardiaceae) which includes trees, shrubs, and few woody vines with resinous sap often in bark and other parts; in a few species the resin or volatile oil is caustic and poisonous to the skin. Flowers tiny or small; commonly white. Height: to 8 ft (2.4 m).
 

Habitat
Coastal sage scrub, chaparral.
 

Range
Western Great Plains.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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