Lemonade Berry - Rhus integrifolia
Growing near the coast on bluffs and in canyons, Lemonade Sumac is a shrub or a tree (25 feet) that often forms dense thickets. It is found only along the south-central to southern California coast and in the Channel Islands. This is an evergreen tree with 2-inch leaves that are sometimes broadest near the base; they are leathery, dark green above and pale beneath. The common name is derived from the edible, dark red, sticky fruits which can be used to make a lemony beverage. The flowers are small, whitish to pink, and borne in dense clusters.