Winged Sumac


Rhus copallinum, or Shining Sumac, is a small tree or shrub, reaching 25-30 feet at maturity. Its leaves turn a reddish-purple during the fall and its fruits, small red clustered balls, persist throughout winter. Its flowers, as pictured to the left, are a yellow and sometimes even light green color.



You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide below to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.


Winged Sumac Phenophase Guide
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