Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhina Linnaeus  Synonyms: Rhus hirta.

Status:

Staghorn Sumac is native to eastern North America and parts of the Midwest and Plains. It grows in dry or moist, poor or fertile soils (J. Hill/MNPS).

Description:

Note this species' striking red fruits arranged in panicles 4-8 inches long, which are densely covered with red, spreading hairs. The twigs are also hairy and thick (J. Hill/MNPS).

Relationships:

Host plant to various moth species including Dark Marathyssa Moth, Raspberry Leafroller Moth, and Cecropia Moth (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants). Fruits have relatively high wildlife value, and are eaten by a variety of upland game birds and songbirds, especially in winter, when little other food is available. Mammals also eat them. (J. Hill/MNPS)

There are 188 records in the project database.

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Staghorn Sumac in fruit at Courthouse Pt. WMA, Cecil Co., Maryland (7/14/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac growing in Washington Co., Maryland (12/30/2018). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

The main trunk of a Staghorn Sumac in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/25/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The pubescent twigs of Staghorn Sumac in Talbot Co., maryland (2/25/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/27/2015). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/27/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Kent Co., Maryland (1/1/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/3/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/29/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Somerset Co., Maryland (7/3/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Staghorn Sumac in Prince George's Co., Maryland (1/21/2016). Photo by David Hilmy. (MBP list)


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