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Poison Sumac type plant ID needed

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Tue Sep 5 12:20:47 EST 2000

If the plants have red berries, they are not poison sumac.  All of the
noxious poison oaks, ivies, and sumacs have white berries.  You may
have a non-toxic species of sumac (Rhus), many of which will grow in
quite dry areas.

M. Reed

Rabbath wrote:
> I have some small tree-like plants in my back yard (Boston, MA suburb), and I
> would like to know what they are.  The leaves look like Poison Sumac, but there
> are no bogs or swamps nearby.  I have seen some of these grow 20-30+ feet tall.
>  And I believe that they have clusters of red berries on them at some point in
> the year.  Thank you so very much for any info.  Please email me.
> Rabbath at aol.com

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