Rhus typhina
Staghorn sumac

Family: Cashew (Anacardiaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 9 m

Flower Color: Greenish

Flower Size: 3-5 mm wide

Bloom Season: June-July

Fruit: Drupe; 5 mm in diameter, crowded in upright clusters

Conditions: Open uplands, edges of forests, roadsides, and old fields

Sunlight: Partial shade to full sun

Moisture: Dry

Fruits sometimes used to make an acid summer drink called "Indian lemonade." The species has orange-colored wood; both the bark and root bark are rich in tannic acid.

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