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Staghorn Sumac
Rhus typhina
Distinguishing Features: Leaflet center stem and young branches are hairy, fruit in a bright red spike at tops of branches
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 15 to 25 feet tall, flat-topped crown
  • Leaf: Alternate leaf arrangement, pinnately compound leaves, leafs are 1 to 2 feet long, 13 to 27 leaflets, each leaflet is lanceolate in shape, 2 to 5 inches long, leaflets have a serrated margin, yellow, orange to red fall color
  • Flower: Tiny, greenish-yellow flowers bloom in terminal cone-shaped panicles, with male and female flower cones primarily occurring on separate plants (dioecious)
  • Bark: Extremely hairy stems, concealed lenticels, older stems are not pubescent
  • Fruit or Seed: Pyramidal fruiting clusters (to 8 inches long), with each cluster containing numerous hairy, berry-like drupes which ripen bright red, gradually turning dark red
  • Other:
Staghorn Sumac
Rhus typhina leaf