staghorn sumac

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Synonyms for 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 berries

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Fruits and seeds of five food resources were collected during autumn 2005 and autumn 2008: flowering dogwood (Comus florida), Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), water oak (Quercus nigra), white oak (Quercus alba), and staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina).
The ranking of food preferences based on Kcals consumed (Kcal * g live [Wt.sup.-1] * [day.sup.-1]) for male golden mice was water oak > white oak > flowering dogwood > Chinese privet > staghorn sumac, and for male white-footed mice the ranking of food preferences was water oak > white oak > Chinese privet > flowering dogwood > staghorn sumac.
In a small space, pot a Japanese maple or staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) in a large container.
Staghorn sumac fruits heavily, yet most new plants grow from underground runners.
The marsh is also home to several freshwater ponds, as well as staghorn sumac and black cherry trees, providing and important source of food for a wide variety of birds and mammals.
These plants include butterfly weed and other milkweeds, abelia, butterfly bush, Joe-pye weed, sweet William, lantana, lilac, thistle, knapweed, viper's bugloss, hawthorn, hydrangea, spirea, goldenrod, phlox, heliotrope, penta, sweet allysum, yarrow, dandelion, staghorn sumac, thymes, mints, oreganos and white clover.
Let's face it--if you're Senator Joe or Jane American and you're being petitioned by Harry or Hortense Hippie to save some stand of staghorn sumac rather than do business with a wining, dining, perk-providing superconstruction conglomerate, you're probably going to say, "So long, sumac!" However, if the collective and organized force and rage of 10,000 sumac lovers--people who elect you and pay your salary--has been aimed at your office, then you've been given a better idea of your responsibilities and will act accordingly.
Many people confuse it with staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina), which is much more widespread and visible.
Most often seen is staghorn sumac (not poisonous) with clusters of red fruits coating terminal shoots.
When searching for edible sumac, search for Staghorn Sumac around the beginning of August.
During the dead of winter, staghorn sumac is another woody plant deer feed upon heavily.
* Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina); zones 1-10, 14-17.