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staghorn sumac

WINTER food Nature's pink lemonade. Grows over 20 ft. tall. Use the reddish-pink fruit.- a horn-shaped cluster of red fuzzy berries that are ready to eat in the winter after weather gets cold and freezes. Do not eat spring summer or fall. It’s not recommended to eat the leaves or branches which are also fuzzy. Dries really well to keep in pantry and use throughout winter. A very abundant plant that yields a lot. Tea made from the red cone tastes and looks like pink lemonade and is very high in vitamin A, very good for the eyes and very tasty. Berries used for lung, mouth, throat and cough, plus female issues. Said to expel worms. Astringent. Root used as blood purifier, and when combined with Echinacea, used for venereal disease. There is a cousin called poison sumac which has white smooth berries.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Staghorn Sumac


(Rhus thyphina), a tree of the family Sumacaceae. The staghorn sumac reaches a height of 10–12 m. The large, oddly pinnate leaves turn red in autumn. The small, unisexual flowers are in dense pubescent panicles. The fruits are downy, reddish drupes. The staghorn sumac is native to the eastern part of North America. It is grown in gardens and parks. In the USSR the tree is broadly cultivated in the European portion and, less commonly, in Middle Asia. The leaves and bark contain tannins, which are used for tanning leathers. The somewhat sour fruits are used to make beverages.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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