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Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac

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Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac comes from the Anacardiaceae Family; its Latin name is Rhus Typhina "Laciniata" The young branches are a fuzzy texture similar to a deer's antlers when in velvet. The conical fuzzy berry clusters appear on female trees, and the female produces the seeds.

Staghorn Sumac is Decidious, and Large Clumps Are On Male or Female Trees

The colors of trees in the fall are orange, gold, and scarlet. The leaves are dark green, smooth on top, pale underneath, tropically ferny, and palmy look. Compact clusters have greenish-yellow flowers. The tree self-propagates from root suckers. The bark is very fragile and is susceptible to damage from mowers and weed eaters. The fruiting head is a cluster of round red hairy fruit called drupes. This tree is not related to poison sumac.

It has been used as far back as the Native Americans and Frontier Folk, who made lemon-flavored tea.

Fruit-soaked and washed strained sweetened made-in-pink lemonade.

Native American and Canadian Indian tribes used drupes to treat bladder digestive reproductive, and respiratory ailments, infections, injuries, stomachache, blisters, antidiarrheal, anti-hemorrhagic treatments, cold remedy, mouthwash, asthma treatment, tuberculosis remedy, sore throat, ear medication, eye medication, astringent, heart medication, ulcer treatments, and arrow wounds. Chippewa stewed drupes to treat gas indigestion and other digestive upset. Iroquois as laxative diuretic expectorant liver aid.

Early pioneers reduced fevers mixed with honey to make cough syrup. The inner bark is used to treat hemorrhoids. An emetic tea can be made to induce vomiting. The berries contain malic acid, anti-fungal, and putative anti-fungal activity. Sumac juice can replace lemon, particularly if you suffer from citrus allergies.

Berries are used in salads, meat dishes, hummus, and kebabs and sprinkled over cooked rice because of the lemon-like sour taste. Individuals allergic to cashews or mangoes should avoid this tree. Sumac-ade is a natural alternative to kool-aid.

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Larry Farms

I love the originality of this tree! Very different!

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