* Member of the sumac family, along with Poison Ivy, but is not poisonous. A few people are reported to be allergic.
* Berries are coated with a lemony tasting sap. The berries can be added to sugary water to make “lemonade”.
* Native Americans used the wood for basketry and the seeds for food.
* Is an excellent xeriscaping plant, with warm coppery fall colors. Requires little to no additional water. Several varieties, especially a low-growing variety, are available from nurseries.