Rhus glabra L.  
Family: Anacardiaceae
smooth sumac
[Rhus borealis Greene, Rhus calophylla Greene, Rhus glabra var. laciniata L., Rhus glabra var. occidentalis L.]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Rhus: derived from rhous, an ancient Greek name for Sumac
Plants: perennial shrub usually with only a few branches; twigs smooth; forming large colonies
Leaves: alternate, pinnately-divided into 11-31, often toothed leaflets, very pale below, main axil not winged
Flowers: in terminal cluster to 8"
Fruits: bright red, flattish, very hairy berry
Habitat: uplands, roadsides, woods edges
Conservation Status: Native - potentially invasive
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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