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Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina

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Flowers green, small.

This common woody shrub grow aggressively in areas with good sun exposure and can be found almost everywhere in the area. It often forms dense stands that can grow higher than a person's head. It flowers in the early summer, with thick clusters of yellowish flowers that turn into the familiar red berry clusters in the early fall.

The ripe berries can be picked over, cleaned, and steeped in hot water to make a lemonade-like drink.

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