GLEBE TREES AND SHRUBS
Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)
Park at Bank St and Holmwood Ave., May 19, 2008
Staghorn sumac is often seen with numerous trees together.
Size: usually a tall shrub or small tree
July 7, 2008 Wilton Cr. Note how the leaflets seem to almost overlap the stem. The basal
part of the leaflet is toothless. These features can help differentiate from mountain ash.
Fletcher's (Arboretum), May 14, 2008.
Right: Wilton Cr, July 7, 2008.
The trunk can be fuzzy and is slender. The red fruit are characteristic and the previous year's
fruit are sometimes noted in the spring.
Brown's Inlet, March 18, 2009
Similar speciesButternut, black walnut, honey locust and mountain ash all have compound leaves
in an alternate pattern.
Ash, elder and red elderberry have compound leaves, but in an opposite arrangement.
List of trees and shrubs with alternate, compound, toothed leaves