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  1. #1
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    Knox County Ohio USA
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    Default Bee Plant Identification

    I was out in the yard and noticed that my bees just love these plants. I'm in Ohio and have never identified these. Does anyone know what they are called?
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  2. #2
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    Vancouver, Wa. US
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    Default Re: Bee Plant Identification

    It looks like Sumac (Rhus)to me,but could be wrong...

  3. #3
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    Portland, Oregon
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    Default Re: Bee Plant Identification

    That's sumac, alright.

  4. #4
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    Sep 2012
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    Waterville, NY
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    Default Re: Bee Plant Identification

    Rhus typhina .... Staghorn Sumac. The green flower panicles will turn a beautiful red at which time you can use them for making a nice lemon-aid type drink. It's in the same family as poison ivy (Anacardiaceae - Cashew Family)

  5. #5
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    Dane County, WI.
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    Default Re: Bee Plant Identification

    It is a Sumac, but which one? Not to be "nit-picky", but there are two in Ohio that look similar. The Staghorn Sumac > http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weed...ord.asp?id=431 ..and the Smooth Sumac,.> http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weed...ord.asp?id=430 ..Also, the Smooth Sumac > http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/de...?SpCode=RHUGLA .....and the Staghorn Sumac,>> http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/de...?SpCode=RHUHIR

    A long time ago I had this aspiration, or silly dream of being a botanist. Lo and behold, years later through the miracle of the modern internet I (you too, and we can) still remember some things and can contribute; what a hoot.

  6. #6
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    Mar 2013
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    Greater Hartford area, CT
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    Default Re: Bee Plant Identification

    I read somewhere that the dried sumac berries are a good smoker fuel. Since I'm a newbie, I've never tried it myself, though. I do know that ground sumac is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine, and I buy it from a local international grocer. It has a tart-lemony flavor. There are lots of varieties of sumac, though, and I don't know which one they sell.

  7. #7
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    Marlow, Oklahoma
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    Default Re: Bee Plant Identification

    Search for sumac tea and make some when it's time...pretty good. I have winged sumac on our place and is just forming the green berries.

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