Drawn from live specimen found in Maricopa County, Arizona.
The flowers often appear before the new leaves of spring. Mazatzal Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA on 15 March 2015.
LEAVES: Compound leaves have three segments which have rounded lobes.
All the foliage will release pungent resinous terpenes on being crushed or
rubbed against. In autumn, like many sumacs, the deciduous leaves turn a
glorious orange-red. A few people get dermatitis from this plant.
Anacardiaceae -- Sumac Family
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