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North Carolina
Sep 8, 2019 5:06 PM CST
What is this, I'm hoping not poison sumac
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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Sep 8, 2019 5:36 PM CST
Nope, it is Shining Sumac, Rhus copallina
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Peggy
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Sep 8, 2019 6:19 PM CST
Also known as Flameleaf Sumac and Winged Sumac. I saw a small one on our rural property access lane yesterday whose leaves were already turning red. A little early. It sure was pretty. We also have two huge Staghorn Sumac on that drive lane but they are not coloring yet. Can't wait until their leaves turn red! Only difference between the two strains is the Staghorns berry clusters stand straight up perpendicular on the branches; on the Flameleaf/Singe variety, the berries to not stand erect. Here are the two Staghorns we have down on our rural cabin property :

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