Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica - Lobadium amentaceum
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
Other: can be fall sown without stratification. if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.
In a Nutshell:
* Fragrant sumac is a woody plant that can grow to around 2 meters tall. It produces yellow flowers in clusters before anthesis. Hairy red drupes are produced, which can be brewed into a tea.
* Rhus trilobata is a shrub in the sumac genus ( Rhus ) with the common names sourberry , skunkbush , and three-leaf sumac . It is native to the western half of Canada and the United States and extends south into northern Mexico. It can be found from deserts to mountain peaks up to about 7,000 feet in elevation. more...
* The leaves and stems of fragrant sumac have a citrus fragrance when crushed, and it inhabits mostly uplands areas, while poison ivy has no odor and can inhabit various habitats. more...
* The western U.S. counterpart of R. aromatica, differing in its smaller leaves and its tolerance for high pH, makes a rambling dense mound, leaves smell bad, hence the common name, dark green leaves may turn red and yellow in fall, native from Illinois and Texas to the West Coast.
* Skunk bush was employed medicinally by several native North American Indian tribes, who valued it especially for its astringent qualities and used it to treat a range of complaints. It is little, if at all, used in modern herbalism. Due to its potentially toxic nature, it should be used with some caution and preferably only under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. more...
* The fruit is small with very little flesh, but it is easily harvested and when soaked for 10 - 30 minutes in hot or cold water makes a very refreshing lemonade-like drink (without any fizz of course). The mixture should not be boiled since this will release tannic acids and make the drink astringent. The fruit can also be dried and ground into a powder then mixed with corn meal and used in cakes, porridges etc. more...
Rhus aromatica (also known as Fragrant Sumac ) is a plant species in the family Anacardiaceae native to Canada and the United States .
Physical Characteristics Â Rhus aromatica is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1.5 m (5ft in). It is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
[ edit ] Description This Rhus species closely resembles other members of the genus that have leaves with three "leaflets" ("trifoliate" leaves). These include Rhus aromatica , native to eastern North America, and western Poison-oak . The shape of the leaflets and the habit of the shrub make this species, like some other Rhus , resemble small-leafed oaks ( Quercus ).The Rhus trilobata leaves have a very strong scent when crushed. The aroma is medicinal or bitter, disagreeable enough to some to have gained the plant the name skunkbush. The leaves are green when new and turn orange and brown in the fall. The twigs are fuzzy when new, and turn sleek with age. The flowers, borne on small catkins ("short shoots"), are white or light yellow. Edible fruit, the plant yields hairy and slightly sticky red berries which have an aroma similar to limes and a very sour taste. The acidity comes from tannic and gallic acids . The flowers are animal-pollinated and the seeds are dispersed by animals that eat the berries. The shrub also reproduces vegetatively, sending up sprouts several meters away and forming thickets.
Physical Characteristics Â Rhus trilobata is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.8 m (6ft). It is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in April. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil.