Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
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Very rare and declining throughout its range, Michaux's Sumac is a low shrub known from only a few locations in North Carolina.
Each leaf has 9-13 leaflets.
Planted specimen, Durham, NC 5/24/2009.
The main stem and leaf stems are very hairy.
There are a few individuals hanging on here in the Sandhills Game Land in a frequently-burned Longleaf Pine forest.
Scotland Co., NC 10/4/2009.
Detail showing the densely hairy rachis and petiolules.
The leaflets are coarsely toothed.
Sometimes called False Poison Sumac, but the resemblance to Poison Sumac is slight at best.
Planted specimen, Chapel Hill, NC 9/30/05.
Leaf detail of same plant.
Center for Plant Conservation
Endangered Plants of the Southeastern US
NC Native Plant Society
SC Wildlife Federation
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All photographs and text ©2013 by Will Cook unless otherwise noted.