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


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JK Marlow    jkm140603_362

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Entire plant densely pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rhus michauxii

JK Marlow    jkm140603_366

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Rhus michauxii

JK Marlow    jkm140603_374

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Leaflets sessile, simply or doubly serrate, bases rounded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Rhus michauxii

JK Marlow    jkm140603_376

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Rachis narrowly winged, or wingless, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_rhus_michauxii

September    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

image of Rhus michauxii

Keith Bradley    kab_rhus_michauxii_4726

October    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

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Will Stuart    wil_rhus_michauxii_188

October    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Habit.