Wordless Wednesday – Sumac

Staghorn Sumac – Rhus typhina

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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90 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Sumac

  1. Anne says:

    What an attractive photograph, filled with light colour and depth.

  2. Fascinating trees, sumacs…

  3. Dale says:

    Autumn, right there in full glory!

  4. maryjane678 says:

    Hi Eliza. A real sign of Autumn, lovely colours.

  5. Rainbow of fall colors. Beautiful.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Judy. I love when you get the gradation of color all at once… so pretty!
      Are you ready for the onslaught this weekend? Batten down the hatches! 😉

      • We have been using our two electric fireplaces, but I’m thinking I’m going to have to kick the heat on. Our electric rates went up 111% and propane is almost double – it’s going to be expensive to keep even remotely warm this winter.

  6. Love the photo and fall colors!🙂

  7. Autumn! Autumn! Autumn! 🍂

  8. shoreacres says:

    One of my fall favorites: such colors!

  9. Treah Pichette says:

    So many people consider this a weed, but it’s always been one of my favorites….beautiful color summer & fall, food for insects & birds, & those “staghorns” glisten in the sun all winter.

  10. neihtn2012 says:

    Beautiful shot with amazing, complementary colors!

  11. Sumac is definitely dressed in its fall apparel. Beautiful! I will have to take note of neighboring sumacs when I am out and about.

  12. That is a good one for fall!

  13. Alice says:

    Oh, the pretty Autumn colors…more a ‘Weeping’ Staghorn Sumac.

  14. Great tree for autumn fire! Lovely vignette!!

  15. derrycats says:

    Such pretty colors! I love the fall season…it passes too quickly. And btw, our new plantings that you helped us with are doing very well so far.

  16. LightWriters says:

    W🧡nderful!! 🧡🙌🏼🤗

  17. John says:

    I remember climbing those trees as a kid in Michigan. Down here, there is a big tree called an African Sumac. A terrible tree that sheds all year round and can never be overwatered. I had it cut down and removed from my backyard!

  18. sandyjwhite says:

    Yummy fall color!

  19. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Gorgeous colours Eliza! 🧡 xxx

  20. Val Boyko says:

    Love the design 💕

  21. jmankowsky says:

    So beautiful! I never knew it was called “Staghorn” sumac!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Julie! There are many species of sumac. I’ve seen winged and staghorn locally growing wild. Staghorn has fuzzy stems, thus the name. Winged usually grows in damp areas, is smooth stemmed and has beautiful shiny leaves.

  22. Kris P says:

    Beautiful! That photo deserves to be framed.

  23. It wears its colours well. Fine photo, Eliza!

  24. I learned decades ago that these ripe seed pods can be soaked in a jug water, like tea, infusing it with a pleasant citrus flavor (better when sweetened, of course). I made it once–delicious.

  25. That gorgeous color would be reason enough to plant one of these in one’s yard.

  26. Pepper says:

    This is a beautiful photo of sumac, Eliza. Well done! 😊👏

  27. Tina says:

    Beautiful sumac. I have a small Flameleaf sumac, Rhus lanceolata, native to this area which looks much like yours. I look forward to its growing up!

  28. Robin says:

    The leaves look like they are waving at us. Beautiful image, Eliza. I love the colors that sumac takes on in the fall. Their leaves are some of the first to change here, long before the weather cools.

  29. spanishwoods says:

    wow! just beautiful color…I love this image

  30. Jane Lurie says:

    Another autumn beauty, Eliza. 🙂 🍁

  31. This is Sumac’s time to shine and they are offering brilliant color again this year. Have you ever made “Sumacade”? I have not but understand it tastes a bit like lemonade.

  32. Maria says:

    Glorious fall colours!

  33. Beautiful colours! 🙂

  34. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful autumn colours

  35. Absolutely gorgeous! Welcome, colorful Autumn!!

  36. Vibrant fire, love it!💯🥰

  37. nshami14 says:

    Now, this is something I’d love to see every day! You have such a great eye, Eliza!

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