I am not susceptible to the rash. We hope this information helps. The Poison Sumac likes very damp or wet land. The Smooth Sumac and Shining Sumac are smooth both on the twigs and the fruits. One of the best examples of such look-alikes is Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven) and two native sumacs to the region, Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac) and Rhus glabra (smooth sumac). Staghorn Sumac Tree Facts. Yes, some varieties are poisonous, but many are not, and it’s not difficult to distinguish them. The twigs and petioles of Smooth Sumac are glabrous(smooth,not hairy) Musakhan - A Palestinian national dish comprised of Taboun bread layered with onions, olive oil, … Just like in the The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, where Clint Eastwood is sometimes despicable and at other times caring, the good sumacs can sometimes be evil. You belong here! Staghorn Sumac has brown, fuzzy, coarse twigs that resemble a buck in velvet. Looking For Prices & Quantities? It is all due to the chemical urushiol which is present in both Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac. Physical Characteristics Look for a 5 to 20 ft (1.5 to 6.1 m) shrub or tree. The family also includes cashew, smoke tree, mango, pistachio, poison ivy and several cultivated tropical ornamentals. I also have learned that poison sumac is not even related to regular sumac. Sumac (pronounced (/ ˈ sj uː m æ k /) or (/ ˈ s uː m æ k /), and also spelled sumach, sumak, soumak, and sumaq) is any one of about 35 species of flowering plants in the genus Rhus and related genera, in the family Anacardiaceae.It grows in subtropical and temperate regions throughout the world, especially in East Asia, Africa, and … This species is very widely used for residential and commercial landscape planting. The leaflets are narrowed or rounded at the base and sharply pointed at the tip with finely serrated edges. However, like Eastwood’s good side in the movie, these same species can sooth us as we drive by on the freeway in a race to wherever. Shining sumac (Rhus copallina) is … If fact, it is rich in its contributions to the environment. Its fall color is spectacular, with intense scarlet, oranges and reds. Using these characteristics (barring winter months when seeds and leaves may not be present) it can be very easy, even for an average property owner to distinguish Tree-of-Heaven from our native sumacs. Oct 23, 2011 #6 . It has stunning, bright gold, summer foliage and a less aggressive suckering habit. With the recent announcement that Spotted Lanternfly has been confirmed in New Jersey, NJA is republishing a blog post from 2017 regarding how to properly identify the non-native and highly invasive Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima ) from native sumacs. Most are good to have along the roadsides where they perform admirably even under extremely tough conditions. http://wiki.bugwood.org/Ailanthus_altissima, MORNING FLIGHT UPDATE – Winter Finch Invasion, CAPE MAY HAWKWATCH UPDATE – November 13th to19th, Reflecting on Successful Advocacy: NJ’s Comprehensive Plastics Law. It can tolerate any soil type. Now, however, we are getting back to discovering the truth behind this plant. smooth sumac: R. glabra: mature plants can be 20-35 feet: hairless stem: smooth leaflet blades: finely toothed, irregularly: no wings: staghorn sumac: R. typhina: mature plants can be 20-35 feet: long hairs on stem: smooth leaflet blades: finely toothed: no wings It’s what makes hundreds of acres of golden wheat next to hundreds of acres of verdant corn a picture of solace. Anacardiaceae Family: Staghorn sumac is a U.S. native, deciduous, large shrub to small tree that can attain a height of 30-35 feet. Bark and leaves are rich in tannin; these were used in tanning leather and it has been said that black ink can be made by … Tree of Heaven is a favored host of Spotted Lantern Fly, Lycorma delicatula. (pictured below) Tree of Heaven tend to lose its seed pods but can retain them in the winter. Our wholesale clientele of municipalities, landscape contractors, garden centers, and other nurseries can arrange to pick up material either in Menomonee Falls or our Jackson, WI Farm holding yards. (in the middle) Tree of Heaven on the other hand is very hairy. The cultivar ‘Gro-Low’ was selected by Ralph Synnesvedt of Glenview, Illinois for its low stature.