Part of sumac  genus Rhus and cashew/sumac  family Anacardiaceae.

Native to southern 🇨🇦 Canada, and the entire center and eastern 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Rhus hosts caterpillars of 49 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Some landscapers like to plant variety fragrant sumac  Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low' as groundcover on slopes:  little maintenance, and stays relatively low.   Growing info.

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