Sumac: The Edible Wild Plant You (Wrongly) Thought Was Always Poisonous

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poison sumac growing tip...Here is the growing tip of a poison sumac tree. Notice how the end leaf has a little side-leaf. Some stalks have the little extra leaf, others don't.

poison sumac growing tip.Here is the growing tip of a poison sumac tree. Notice how the end leaf has a little side-leaf. Some stalks have the little extra leaf, others don't.

Whether you're a curious hiker or nervous camper, leaf identification is a useful skill to have. Learn how to identify different types of non-poisonous and poisonous leaves, like poison sumac, sugar maple, poison oak, gingko, and poison ivy. 27 Leaves Eve

Whether you're a curious hiker or nervous camper, leaf identification is a useful skill to have. Learn how to identify different types of non-poisonous and poisonous leaves, like poison sumac, sugar m (Camping Hacks Packing)

Whether you're a curious hiker or nervous camper, leaf identification is a useful skill to have.

Do you know what poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac look like?

Poison Sumac    (Toxicodendron vernix)        This small tree is very poisonous to touch. Some say that it is much more poisonous than Poison Ivy.

Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix) This small tree is very poisonous to touch. Some say that it is much more poisonous than Poison Ivy. Holy shit I've got this all over my back fence :(

These are the three poisonous vines common to homes in our area - poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.  There are lots of natural ways to get rid of it in your yard without using poisonous chemicals.  thegardeningcook.com

Poison Ivy Prevention - Natural Ways to Treat This Invasive Weed

These are the three poisonous vines common to homes in our area - poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Learn to recognize, learn to avoid and learn how to remove.

Staghorn Sumac - Tree / shrubby plant similar to poison sumac - (www.poisonivy.us)

Staghorn Sumac - Tree / shrubby plant similar to poison sumac - (www.poisonivy.us)

Throughout most of the range where poison sumac grows, three nonpoisonous species may also occur: smooth sumac, staghorn sumac, and dwarf sumac. Description from solutionsforyourlife.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Plants with Poisons and Stingers - UF/IFAS Extension: Solutions .

Base: Stag's Horn Sumac (Rhus hirta/typhina); dried "ripe" (turned red) leaves, raspberry-ish flavour, used in native smoking blends. DO NOT mistake poison sumac for this plant, it will kill you!

dried "ripe" (turned red) leaves, raspberry-ish flavour, used in native smoking blends. DO NOT mistake poison sumac for this plant, it will kill you!

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