Shrubs - Smooth Sumac
Smooth Sumac is the most common sumac. It is the only tree or shrub species native to all 48 contiguous states of the United States.
Smooth Sumac is browsed by large animals and birds and small animals including grouse, mourning doves, pheasant, and cottontail rabbits, use sumac as a food source and for cover.
Did You Know?
Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.