Rhus with Purple Flowers

jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)June 26, 2014

This large shrub appears to be Rhus copallinum, because the leaves are winged. That species is wide-spread in our area, and currently has white flowers with green and yellow tones. I've never seen one before with bright purple flowers. Is this another species, a commercially produced hybrid, a naturally occurring form, or something else?

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It could be a Winged Sumac.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 4:56PM
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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Yup, that's right. I thought those were flowers, but blew up the photo and saw that they were fruit. It's early to see fruiting specimens here, so I was fooled once again. Thanks for the help.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 5:23PM
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