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The Smooth Sumach

THE SMOOTH SUMACH.

ii. glabra, Linn.

The smooth sumach (see illustrations, pages 150-151) is quite as familiar as the staghorn, as a roadside shrub. It forms thickets in exactly the same way, and its foliage, flow ers and fruit make it most desirable for decorative planting, especially for glorious autumnal effects. The sterns are

smooth and coated with a pale bluish bloom. This is the distinguishing mark, at any season, of the sumach that often equals the other species in height, but does not be long in this book, for the reason that it never attains the stature of a tree.