staghorn sumac


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staghorn sumac

n.
An eastern North American deciduous shrub or small tree (Rhus typhina), having stout hairy branches, pinnately compound leaves, and clusters of hairy crimson fruit.
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stag′horn su′mac


n.
a sumac, Rhus typhina, of E North America, having leaves that turn scarlet, orange, and purple in the autumn.
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Noun1.staghorn sumac - deciduous shrubby tree or eastern North America with compound leaves that turn brilliant red in fall and dense panicles of greenish yellow flowers followed by crimson acidic berriesstaghorn sumac - deciduous shrubby tree or eastern North America with compound leaves that turn brilliant red in fall and dense panicles of greenish yellow flowers followed by crimson acidic 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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SUMAC SODA If you're a wild forager, you're probably aware of staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina).
It's also delicious with a splash of sparkling wine or champagne or stirred into a chilled glass of staghorn sumac lemonade.
Reflecting the early roots of turning, many of the woods he turns are locally sourced, like maple, ash, cherry, and even staghorn sumac.
made use of was a staghorn sumac, the fruit--called drupes--of which were a source of a lemon-tasting drink for many Native Americans.
Its white, waxy berries are very unlike the benign and eminently edible red terminal clusters of staghorn sumac that grow in dry waste areas.
Staghorn sumac is definitely not a major food of whitetails, but they will consume the fruits and leaves of this smallish tree when acorns are scarce.
We selected nuts and fruits of reported dietary food preference for each of these two small mammal species, namely water oak acorns (Quercus nigra), white oak acorns ( Quercus alba), flowering dogwood (Comus florida), Chinese privet ( Ligistrum sinense) and staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina).
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.
Promoting Democracy Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) is at its best when it grows as a community.
The beds are planted with many species of stonecrops, hens and chicks, horsetails, and chives, interspersed with young, mostly native, trees, including serviceberry, yellow wood, trembling aspen, and staghorn sumac. Thanks to the hot temperatures and ample rain last summer, by August the plants and trees were well established and beginning to expand.