Rhus glabra

Common Name: 
smooth sumac
Scientific Name: 
Rhus glabra L.
Family Name: 
Anacardiaceae - Cashew Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial small tree or shrub, reproducing by seed and colony-forming rhizomes
upright, woody, new growth smooth and often glaucous, bark brown-gray with numerous lenticels
Growth Habit of Smooth Sumac
Growth Habit of Smooth Sumac
alternate, pinnately compound; leaflets 11 to 35, elliptic to lanceolate, serrated margins, dark green above pale below
pale yellow, small, dioecious, upright panicle, fruit red and velvety when mature on female plants
Flowers of Smooth Sumac