Staghorn Sumac – 7/25/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/25/10

Observation Time: 11:10 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road

Common Name: Staghorn Sumac

Scientific Name: Rhus typhina

Comments: Staghorn sumac grows in gardens, lawns, the edges of forests, and wasteland. It can grow under a wide array of conditions, but is most often found in dry and poor soil on which other plants cannot survive. Some landscapers remove all but the top branches to create a “crown” effect in order to resemble a small palm tree.

More Information: Wikipedia

Staghorn Sumac