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Rhus hirtaRhus hirta (R. typhina)

staghorn sumac

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 35-50'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: Jun.-Jul.; yellow-green
Fruit: Jul.-Feb.; red; berry
Fall color: orange-red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.5-7.2
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry or moist, poor or fertile soils of old fields, roadsides, woods edges

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Butterfly Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

spreads by lateral roots to form colonies; female plants produce seed; winter food for wildlife



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1220.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004