Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 110-01-007:
Rhus copallina   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

COMMON NAME:
Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac


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Look for it in dry woodlands, and also (depending on variety) in sandhills or rocky glades or maritime thickets, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (var. copallinum) or uncommon (var. latifolia)

 

full sun ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-11(23) leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-yellow/White
Usually bisexual
4-5 sepals
4-5 petals
4-5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac