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Smooth sumac

Rhus glabra

Description:

The crimson berries are edible but sour and contain a large seed. The berries will remain throughout the winter.

Habitat:

Spotted near the Umtanum Creek in eastern Washington. Cascade Mountain foothills.

Notes:

Native Americans ate the young sprouts as a salad. The fruit is sour and contains a large seed, but can be chewed (to alleviate thirst) and made into a lemonade-like drink. Deer forage the twigs and fruit. (Wikipedia)

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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2019
Submitted on Jan 1, 2020

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