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Smooth Sumac - Rhus glabra

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Shrub 1–3 m, spreading by roots. Herbage glabrate. Leaves odd-pinnate; leaflets 9 to 17, lanceolate, serrate, 4–8 cm long, paler below. Inflorescence a dense, terminal, pyramidal, branched panicle, 5–10 cm long, hirsute. Flowers green; sepals 1–2 mm long; petals ca. 2 mm long, pubescent on the inner face. Drupe compressed-globose, red, 3–4 mm long, crowded (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC to QC south to OR, NM, TX and AR (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Grasslands, ponderosa pine woodlands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).)

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