Rhus typhina Common Name: Staghorn Sumac | The common name “Staghorn” is derived from the pubescence (hair) on the stems that look like a buck’s antler. I have a large grove of these plants in the field, and deer occasionally rub their antlers on the bark. Requires full sun and soil with good drainage. Can grow to 20 feet. Fall color is red-orange. Suckers rather vigorously.