Three Leaf Sumac With Berries on Ridge Trail, June 28, 2008 004


Rhus Trilobata

Baskets and cradleboards were made from the stems of the threeleaf sumac, but its tart berries bring back Paiute people’s best memories. Also called lemonadeberry, the small fruits were pounded into a pulp, then squeezed. Mixed with water, the result was a refreshing, strong-flavored, red lemonade-like drink.


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