Sumac, Smooth

Rhus glabra
A branched 3-10' shrub with a whitish bloom on the smooth twigs. The leaves are pinnately compound with up to 15 pairs of toothed leaflets. The tiny yellow-green flowers are in erect, pyramidal terminal clusters. The clustered fruits are scarlet, sticky and hairy. Blooms July, August; fruits August, September. Fall foliage is red. Found along roadsides, fence rows, old fields.

Smaller than Staghorn sumac (R. typhina).