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Synonyms for skunkbush

deciduous shrub of California with unpleasantly scented usually trifoliate leaves and edible fruit

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Vegetation (other than juniper) associated with Palo Duro mice included "brush" species such as skunkbush (Rhus sp.
Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa), wax current (Ribes cereum), skunkbush sumac (Rhus trilobata), Diamond Valley suncup (Camissonia gouldii), and California brickellbush (Brickellia californica) were most characteristic of young ecosystems; while blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis), squirreltail (Elymus elymoides), broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae), rose heath (Chaetopappa ericoides), Abert's creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia abertii), and pingue rubberweed (Hymenoxys richardsonii) were most characteristic of older ecosystems (Table 3).
The surrounding uplands were open steppe of mixed grasslands, interspersed snakeweed (Guiterrezia sarothrae), and sagebrush (Artemesia), with canyonlands of mixed grasses, forbs, skunkbush (Rhus aromatic), and juniper (Juniperus; Hazlett, 2004).
undulata) oaks, alder-leaf mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus), and skunkbush sumac (Rhus aromatica).