The evergreen sumac (Rhus virens) belongs to Anacardiaceae (the Sumac family). It is a small evergreen tree that is distributed from southwestern Arizona to New Mexico, Texas in the United States, and Mexico. This tree grows on rocky gravel from the subalpine to alpine zones and can reach 2.4 to 3.6 m in height. The leaves are odd pinnate compound with a waxy surface. It is evergreen, but turns brown in winter. The fragrant white flowers come in August to September. After flowering, a red-orange fruit covered with fine hair that catches the eyes of the birds is produced.