Aromatic sumac – Rhus aromatica
This small shrub is also known as Three-leaf Sumac. Some people may confuse it with Poison Ivy, which is in the same Family. However, Aromatic sumac has leaves that are a bit different & it does not cause acute dermatitis like Poison Ivy does! Aromatic sumac has nice fall color. The fruit is bright red in the summer & is consumed by a variety of wildlife. The leaves have a fragrant smell when crushed or bruised.