smooth sumac


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Related to smooth sumac: staghorn sumac, sumach, Rhus typhina
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Noun1.smooth sumac - common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with waxy compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berriessmooth sumac - common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with waxy compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries
shumac, sumach, sumac - a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)
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The most preferred species, on the basis of weight of seed consumed, were switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), sand lovegrass (Eragrostis trichodes), Rocky Mountain bee plant (Peritoma serrulata), smooth sumac (Rhus glabra), and annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus; Table 1).
Trees and shrubs that were adapted to drier conditions included bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa), bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis), smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) and wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis) (Weaver, 1965).
Smooth Sumac, Rhus glabra, Winged Sumac, Rhus copallinum, and Staghorn Sumac, Rhus hirta, can all be found in Mississippi, and the dazzling red foliage of this large shrub in the fall will stop traffic.
Visitors can check out smooth sumac, whose bark was used by Native Americans, and cast a watchful eye for the honeylocust and honey mesquite's numerous thorns.