rhus glabra

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smooth sumac

smooth sumac

3-20 ft. Smooth branches and leaves. Red berries with short hairs. Whole plant useable. Young, peeled green shoots are good to eat. Peeled roots used raw. Fruit, bark, roots, stems, flowers and leaves astringent, used for asthma, diarrhea, mouth problems, dysentery, bloody diarrhea, tuberculosis, uterine prolapse, diabetes, colds. Very high levels of antibiotics to fight illness. Make sure the berries are RED, not white. The white variety is poisonous. Some sumacs might cause skin irritation. Fruit soaked in cold water for half hour makes delicious lemonade.
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Rhus glabra leaves collected from the contaminated site near Picher displayed a mean ([+ or -] SE) unsigned fluctuating asymmetry value of 0.0455 cm ([+ or -] 0.0020 cm), compared with a mean of 0.0335 cm ([+ or -] 0.0015 cm) for leaves collected from Tulsa (n = 80 leaves for each site).
The same procedure was used for Rhus glabra, with the following modifications.
- A second method was used to estimate size of the soil seed bank of Rhus glabra using four additional soil samples (20 cm x 20 cm x 5 cm deep) collected as described above from each of the three clumps of this species.
For Rhus glabra, 24 seed traps (30 x 32 cm) made with the same wire netting mentioned above were set up under standing plants on 20 August 1994.
After one calendar year only 2 [+ or -] 1% of the Rhus glabra seeds in the unheated greenhouse had germinated [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2B OMITTED].
- After 4 y in the unheated greenhouse, 900 [+ or -] 282 seedlings of Rhus glabra [m.sup.-2] had emerged.
Input to the soil seed bank in Rhus glabra was much greater than that in R.
That many more viable seeds of Rhus glabra remained impermeable (4525 [m.sup.-2]) than had germinated (900 [m.sup.-2]) after 4 y in greenhouse soil (Table 2) agrees with conclusions by other researchers that size of soil seed bank based on the direct seed-counting method greatly exceeds that determined via the seedling-counting approach (Olmsted and Curtis, 1947; Hurka and Haase, 1982; Gross, 1990; Brown, 1992).
For example, smooth sumac (Rhus glabra), previously reported to be a major component in the diet of golden mice (Goodpaster and Hoffmeister, 1954; Linzey, 1968; Linzey and Packard, 1977), was of low food quality because of high levels of gallotannins when dietary experiments were conducted (Jewell et al., 1991).