Staghorn sumac, Rhus typhina


Stem is velvety-hairy, branches are velvety-hairy.


Sharpley and coarsley toothed leaflets in pinnately compound leaves that turn vivid red in fall.

Flowers and Fruit

Cone-shaped clusters of red fruit.


This is a very common shrub and is not known to be poisonous.

Figure #1.

Young sumac plant.

Figure #10.

Cut stem exposing milky sap.

Figure #11.

Sumac plant along roadside, central Ontario, late July.

Figure #2.

Staghorn sumac plant in late July in Southern Ontario with berries.

Figure #3.

Male flower cluster, photo taken in late June, Southwestern Ontario.

Figure #4.

Close-up if flower cluster.

Figure #5.

Red fuzzy fruit of Staghorn sumac.

Figure #6.

Pinnately compound leaves of Staghorn sumac.

Figure #7.

Sharply and coarsely toothed leaves of Staghorn sumac.

Figure #8.

Velvet-like stem of staghorn sumac.

Figure #9.

Sumac branches covered with velvety-hair.