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Along the trailway shrub?

Posted by anita55 zone 6 NY (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 23, 14 at 21:08

Hi all
Could someone tell me what this plant is? Not sure if it's a shrub or tree.
Thanks


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RE: Along the trailway shrub?

Sumac, Rhus spp. Maybe someone else can narrow it down to species.


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RE: Along the trailway shrub?

Looks to be a Staghorn Sumac.

http://cwf-fcf.org/assets/images/wildlife/flora/staghorn-sumac.jpg


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RE: Along the trailway shrub?

Rhus typhina


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RE: Along the trailway shrub?

not a garden friendly plant.... it covers miles and miles of MI highways ...

it suckers wildly to accomplish such ...

but those red spikes are way cool.. eh .... velvety ...

ken


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RE: Along the trailway shrub?

"....not a garden friendly plant...." All you need is a lawnmower and it is absolutely fine. One shrub which supplies reliable Autumn colour even in our climate.


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RE: Along the trailway shrub?

We have them along the roadside here in western TN, too. I have been wondering what it is, and have considered seed-napping some from the plants down the road...just kidding. I am going to ask the owner's permission. They look very beautiful!


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RE: Along the trailway shrub?

It's a sumac species. They love roadsides for some reason. Very pretty!


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