Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) is a large, deciduous shrub that grows naturally in open woodlands, prairies, dry rocky hillsides, and in canyons. Interestingly, it is the only shrub or tree native to all 48 contiguous states. In landscaping, Smooth Sumac is good for hedges, naturalized areas, and erosion control. In summer, the tiny green flowers bloom on large, tall panicles that attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. On female plants, flowers give way to drupes of edible crimson berries. Fruit is a valuable winter food source for birds and mammals, and can even be used for lemonade. The large compound leaves turn a vibrant orange to scarlet in the fall. It is the larval host to the Red-Banded Hairstreak Butterfly (shown above).