Like a Sumac

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Date Photo Taken: 07/23/2014
Location: Fulton county
Posted By: fabfab


Has 9 leaflets on each stem . Could it be poison sumac? The leaves are toothed. Growing on the bank of the Chattahoochee river


  1. Lori D Unregistered says:

    It’s sumac but not poison.

    July 24th, 2014 at 11:50 am
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    The banks of the Hooch would be a likely environment for PS but, “it appears as a tall shrub or small tree with alternate leaves with 7-11 leaflets arranged in pairs, and an additional single leaflet at the end of the midrib.”
    The leaves in your pix also have fine serrations that I don’t see on Poison Sumac. I’ve never seen a live specimen but have always been warned to watch out for “thunderwood trees” and, so I do. Not sure about this one. Proceed with caution!

    July 24th, 2014 at 4:51 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Compare with elderberry.

    July 25th, 2014 at 9:45 am
  4. Jim Unregistered says:

    I think stone’s on the right track.

    July 25th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

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