Lemon Sumach (Rhus aromatica)
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The leaves are rich in tannin (up to 25%) and can be collected as they fall in the autumn then used as a brown dye or as a mordant. The bark is also a good source of tannin.
An oil is extracted from the seeds. It attains a tallow-like consistency on standing and is used to make candles. These burn brilliantly, though they emit a pungent smoke.
The plant has an extensive root system and is sometimes planted to prevent soil erosion.
The split stems are used in basket making[4, 46, 61].
Cultivation & Habitat
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