Tuesday, 30 June 2015

DESKTOP 700 - SUMAC IN AUTUMN

This autumn tinted, small tree, Sumac or Sumach is also called the ‘Stags Horn’ or botanically Rhus typhina. It is in the family Anacardiaceae, native to eastern North America. It is primarily found in Southeastern Canada, the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and the Appalachian Mountains, but is widely cultivated as an ornamental throughout the temperate world.

Trees can grow up to 8 m high and branches fork freely and are covered with thick velvety hair when young. Leaves divide into narrow oval, toothed and softly hairy drooping leaflets. The leaves are bright orange and red colours in autumn. Male flowers are greenish and female are red blooming on different trees. The cone-shaped, dull red, hairy heads remain on the tree throughout winter. Take care when touching the leaves and stems as the sap can be an irritant.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

11 comments:

  1. Such a variety of colors on one tree. The leaves look like banners.

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  2. Very pretty!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Beautiful, colorful shot!
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  4. The sumac is beautiful in the Autumn. Lovely colors and image. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Wonderful leaves.
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  6. Very beautifully composed. I love the myriad of colors it has.

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  7. Oh I love the Sumac. I planted one at the house I lived in before we moved here and once and awhile I drive by and it is just brilliant, as is this picture, Nick. Beautiful and thanks for reminding me ... we don't seem to have many in our area.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  8. Lovely to see the bush in transition♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/y-shaped-ash-tree-remnant/

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  9. oh, my, that tree is a painting :)

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