Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra
Family: Anacardiaceae (Cashew)
Not as common as Staghorn Sumac, but very similar, other
than the lack of hair. Also Smooth Sumac tends to have angled, or
slightly flattened branches.
Smooth Sumac end bud and winter twig
Another view of the twig
Lateral bud and leaf scar.
Another view of the winter twig. Notice the slightly angular stem
Like Staghorn, smooth Sumac has a thick spongy pith
The fruits are similar to Staghorn Sumac, though smaller and less fuzzy
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