Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina

native



Staghorn Sumac is a native shrub found in parts of Virginia. The fruits are eaten by many species of birds, but generally only if other food is scarce. Bees, wasps, and flies visit the flowers, and the foliage is eaten by various moth and butterfly larvae. The foliage turns bright red in the autumn. Staghorn Sumac is not closely related to Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix), which is in the same genus as Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.

Identification Tools

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Ranges

North America Virginia

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