Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Rhus hirta (L.) Sudw. image
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Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Anacardiaceae
Rhus hirta (L.) Sudw.
staghorn sumac, velvet sumac
Rhus: derived from rhous, an ancient Greek name for Sumac
hirta: rough
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native - potentially invasive
Plant: perennial shrub or small tree usually 4'-15' tall and 2"-4" in diameter; young parts all with dense, soft hairs but no dots
Flower: blooms June-July
Fruit:red, long-haired, partially-flattened berry
Leaf:alternate, pinnately-divided into 9-29 toothed leaflets with pale undersides, main axis without wings
Habitat: sunny; dry

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Datisca hirta L.
Rhus typhina L.
Rhus typhina L. f. dissecta Rehder
Rhus typhina L. var. laciniata A.W.Wood

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