Rhus integrifolia or Lemonade Berry

Lemonade berry photo by Gary Junker S.jp
Lemonade Berry bush photo by Peggy Junke

Rhus integrifolia or Lemonade Berry is an evergreen shrub that grows to roughly 8 feet in height. Producing clusters of pink flowers from February to April, it is named for its berries which have been used to make lemonade-like tea. Samples can be found growing in a hedge along the rock wall across from the Park office as well as growing individually throughout the Park.