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Common Name Littleleaf sumac, Agritos
Latin Name Rhus microphylla
Native Habitat Between 1,100 and 6,400 feet in the Chihuahuan, and between 3,500 and 6,000 feet in the southeastern Sonoran Desert
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width Maximum 25 X 40 feet, usually 8 feet X 10 feet
Protective Mechanism None except that plant may cause dermatitis to sensitive people
Leaves Evergreen or drought or cold deciduous, dark green red, orange, and purple fall color
Garden Suitability Songbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value White flowers in spring, orange fruits in early summer, frost tender, full sun
Nature Value Bees and butterflies use flowers, birds eat fruits
Native American Uses Lemonade like drink made from berries
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/Syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=595
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Rhus+microphylla
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/RtoS/rhusmicr.htm
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Rhus_microphylla.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62280/index.html
    Distribution map http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/data/atlas/little/rhusmicr.pdf