Rhus aromatica

Common Name:  Fragrant Sumac

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young leaves--how would you describe the complexity of these leaves? more young leaves

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even more young leaves!

habit--Rhus aromatica is a shrub

inflorescences--these appear simultaneously with the new leaves in the early Spring

another picture of the flowers
flowers closeup--these are very small!  How many stigmas do you see in each flower?  How many petals? Rhus aromatica in full flower in mid-March