Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Rhus copallina L. image
Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland           

Dennis W. Woodland

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Ray Francies
Family Anacardiaceae
Rhus copallina L.
dwarf sumac, flame-leaf sumac, shining sumac
Rhus: derived from rhous, an ancient Greek name for Sumac
copallina: gummy; resinous
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial shrub 4'-10' tall and 1"-3" in diameter; young twigs and leaf stalks softly-hairy and with raised dots
Fruit:red, usually flattened berry with a few short hairs
Leaf:alternate, pinnately-divided into 7-21 narrow leaflets; toothless, upper surface shiny; main axis winged
Habitat: sunny; dry

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Rhus copallina L. var. copallina
Rhus copallina L. var. latifolia Engl.

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