SIA0212: Little-leaf Sumac Berries

Common Name:Little-leaf Sumac
Plant Species:Rhus microphylla
Plant Symbol:RHMI3
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Rosanna Hamilton
Location:Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

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More commonly found in the lower Chihuahuan Desert, it ranges across New Mexico and Arizona. It produces bright red berries which can be used to make tea, and usually grows on soils derived from limestone.

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