New Mexico Wildflowers: Sumac Family



Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.

Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)

The flowers on the female plants are green and short-lived. The fruit turns red and remains clustered on plants for months.


Three-Leaf Sumac, Skunkbush (Rhus trilobata)

Three-leaf sumac flowers are small and drab and very easy to overlook. It's easier to recognize this shrub from from the three-part leaf and fuzzy red berries. This native species can be found in xeriscaped yards in Albuquerque.