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Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina




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8 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

When I was a child, living in Germany we had a tree that was called ESSIGBAUM.. I think it was the same tree! We made PINK/RED Lemonade with the fruits.. Mmmm... Like the candy idea!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

I drank Sumac tea years ago at a Festival. It was in a 'Survival/nature' type booth. Also when the fruit is ripe it makes a nice sour candy just by picking a few of the berries off and sucking off the tangy furry bit and then spitting them out.

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

I see it is used to make a sour drink just like sumac spice!

KatherineD
KatherineD 8 years ago

Ah you're right, thanks.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

I think this is staghorn sumac - Rhus typhina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staghorn_su...

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

It's the same genus Christiane but different species.
http://www.apinchof.com/sumac1114.htm

KatherineD
KatherineD 8 years ago

Yes, they grow in North America as well as Africa and a few other places.

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Is this the plant from which the sumac spice comes from?? If so I am surprise to see them growing in Canada?!?!

KatherineD
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KatherineD

Canada

Lat: 43.18, Long: -79.45

Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Jul 29, 2011

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