Common Name: Staghorn Sumac
Scientific Name: Rhus typhina
Leaf: Alternate; pinnately compound with 11-31 leaflets; leaflets are rounded at the base and sharp-pointed at the somewhat curved tip; upper surface is dark green and lower is paler and hairy.
Flower: Small, greenish-yellow and in terminal clusters.
Fruit: Red, berrylike and hairy; in steeple-shaped clusters that persist over the winter.
Twig: Densely velvety-hairy.
Bark: Branches resemble the antlers of a deer.
Wood: Greenish in colour with an orange pith.
Did you know?
1. The fruits can be used to make a summer drink known as sumac-ade.
2. Autumn colours are beautiful – vibrant red, orange, and yellow.
3. Common throughout southern Ontario in open fields, on the edges of woods, on river banks, and rocky ridges.
Lat, Long: 43.73861,-79.82027
Diameter (DBH): 4.9 cm
Last Year Modified: 2015
Carbon Stored in this Tree: 2.90 kg of C
Equivalent CO2: 10.65 kg of C
1. Soper, J. H., & Heimburger, M. L. (1982). Shrubs of Ontario (pp. 279-280). Toronto, Canada: The Royal Ontario Museum.
2. Photo credit: Ivo Ivov. Jan. 20, 2015. Rhus typhina (Влакнест шмак) near Hilton. Retrieved on Oct. 29, 2015 from https://goo.gl/6DU2Aw.
3. Photo credit: Ryszard Wojdowski (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
4. Photo credit: InAweofGod’sCreation. Sept. 23, 2009. 684 sumac. Retrieved on Oct. 29, 2015 from https://goo.gl/cQXgKt.
5. Photo credit: C T Johansson (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
6. Photo credit: AnRo0002 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.
7. Photo credit: Ryan Hodnett (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
8. Photo credit: Kent McFarland. Nov. 23, 2010. Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) large trunk. Retrieved on Oct. 29, 2015 from https://goo.gl/cUSQoi
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