Michaux's sumac Anacardiaceae Rhus michauxii
Leaf:Alternate, pinnately compound, 12 to 18 inches long, 9 to 13 ovate to lanceolate leaflets per leaf, each 2 to 4 inches long with a serrated margin, dark green above, paler and finely hairy below; rachis hairy and may be winged near the leaf tip.
Flower:Species is dioecious; small, with pale yellow petals, borne in a dense upright 6 inch clusters, appearing in mid-summer.
Fruit:A small (1/8 inch) reddish, round, finely hairy drupe borne in dense upright cluster; ripening in early fall.
Twig:Stout and hairy; buds are small, rounded and covered with light brown hairs, nearly encircled by the leaf scar.
Bark:Brown-gray and smooth, with numerous lenticels.
Form:A suckering shrub up to 3 feet with a short or multi-stemmed trunk.