Rhus copallinum L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Rhus copallinum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Shrub or small tree to 6 m; young twigs, petioles, and lf-rachis closely hairy; lfls 7–21, shining above, firm, oblong to lanceolate, 3–8 cm, inequilateral, entire or with a few teeth along the distal margin; lf-rachis winged, the wings 1–5 mm wide, interrupted at the base of each pair of lfls; infl to 15 cm; fr 4–5 mm, somewhat flattened, red, pilose with simple hairs and also beset with minute ovoid hairs. Open, dry places; s. Me. to Fla., w. to Ind., s. Ill., se. Neb., and Tex., and irregularly to Mich., Wis., and s. Io. June, July.

  • Common Names

    shining sumac