OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 110-01-007:

Rhus copallina   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac


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JK Marlow    jkm191222_2361_r_copallin

    Clay County    AL

Cheaha State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm200502_4540

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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JK Marlow    jkm0306i_25

June    Transylvania County    NC

Dupont State Forest

Rachis with green marginal wings between leaflets. Leaflet margins entire, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007).


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image of Rhus copallinum +, Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac

JK Marlow    jkm0307i_24

July    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm0307n_18

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Inflorescence terminates stem or branches and extends well above the leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).

image of Rhus copallinum +, Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac

JK Marlow    jkm0308l_04

August    Greenville County    SC

Fruits are red, densely hairy, roundish but somewhat flattened, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).

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JK Marlow    jkm200808_6968

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm200808_6969

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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Keith Bradley    kab_rhus_copallinum_73479

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Dense showy panicle, to 12" tall, of very small yellowish flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).

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Keith Bradley    kab_rhus_copallinum_73498

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

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Keith Bradley    kab_rhus_copallinum_73528

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

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Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_083021hayesville26

August    Clay County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm0410j_17

October    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    s041023_a

October    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Leaflets number 7-21. A shrub that produces masses of reddish fall color, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhus copallinum +   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 110-01-007:
Rhus copallina   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

 

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1236

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common, uncommon, or rare - depending on variety & region

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

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

 

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