Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina

Also known as Rhus hirta, with other common names as Velvet Sumac, Vinegar Tree and Virginia Sumac, this North American native can become weedy. Its green compound leaves become very showy in fall with their bright yellow, red and orange color. It produces suckers that can result in masses of growth. Birds, squirrels, rabbits and deer eat this Sumac.
Habitat:
Dry, rocky soils in open woods, old fields, roadsides.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous clonal shrub or small tree, growing up to 10 m.
Bloom Time:
Late spring.
Longevity:
Short-lived.
Presence in US:
AL CT DC DE GA IA IL IN KS KY MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NH NJ NY OH PA RI SC SD TN UT VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
NB NS ON PE QC