Rhus glabra

Smooth Sumac
Rhus glabra

Family: Sumac (Anacardiaceae)
Photo taken on: October 13, 2013
Location: Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Foothills
Habitat: Dry, sandy areas, roadsides, forest edges

A spreading shrub growing to 8ft in thickets with stout stems and smooth, reddish twigs. Leaves are divided into many pairs of serrated leaflets which turn bright orange to red in the Fall.arrow

Rhus glabra

Male and female flowers are greenish-yellow and are on separate plants. The female produces a dense pyramid of red, hairy berries, as shown above. This is the only shrub or tree species native to all 48 contiguous states.

Photo taken from: Missouri Plants

Yellow Long Clusters | Red & Orange Flowers