Rhus typhina L.
Family: Anacardiaceae
staghorn sumac
Rhus typhina image
Paul Drobot  
Etymology: Rhus: derived from rhous, an ancient Greek name for Sumac
Plants: perennial shrub or small tree usually 4'-15' tall and 2"-4" in diameter; young parts all with dense, soft hairs but no dots
Leaves: alternate, pinnately-divided into 9-29 toothed leaflets with pale undersides, main axis without wings
Flowers: blooms June-July
Fruits: red, long-haired, partially-flattened berry
Habitat: sunny; dry
Conservation Status: Native - potentially invasive