Staghorn Sumac


Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) outside Westmount Park United Church.


“The tannin-rich fruit, bark and leaves were used to tan hides. The leaves and fruits were boiled to make black ink, and the dried leaves were an ingredient in smoking mixtures. (Kershaw)

Sumac has been cultivated in Europe for centuries as an ornamental prized for its vivid fall foliage and distinctive fruit.

Aboriginals made a drink from the fruit which tastes like lemonade and has a high vitamin C content.”


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