Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1241

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA)

Look for it on roadsides, in old pastures, thickets, clearings, rock outcrops, barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound: 15-31 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow/White
Usually bisexual
4-5 sepals
4-5 petals
4-5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhus typhina   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhus typhina   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 110-01-006:
Rhus typhina   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhus hirta

 

COMMON NAME:
Staghorn Sumac


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rhhi2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_rhty_005_lhd

        

image of Rhus typhina

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_rhty_006_lvd

        

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm0504s_17

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm0409e_36

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm0409e_37

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm0409f_1718

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Stems densely pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE stems of Sumac species

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm0409f_21

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Popular as a cultivated ornamental in Europe, esp the cut-leaved forms, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm090924_001

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm090924_008

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

Leaves with 15-31 sessile, serrate leaflets, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Sumac and Tree-of-heaven

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm130908_169

September    Hancock County    ME

image of Rhus typhina

JK Marlow    jkm130908_175

September    Hancock County    ME

Leaves pinnately compound, whitened beneath, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.