Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2619

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Rare and scattered

Look for it in the fall line sandhills characteristically in submesic, loamy swales; in the eastern Piedmont on sandy soils derived from granite; in the central Piedmont on clayey soils derived from mafic rocks such as gabbro or mafic Carolina slates, probably all of its habitats (formerly) in frequently burned situations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound: 9-13(15) leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-yellow/White
Unisexual
4-5 sepals
4-5 petals
4-5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhus michauxii   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 110-01-005:
Rhus michauxii   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Rhus pumila

 

COMMON NAME:
Michaux's Sumac, Dwarf Sumac, False Poison Sumac