Native SpeciesStaghorn sumac

Rhus hirta
FOUND by Confuzzled Milleys
Hampden, ME
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Grace R
Peer reviewed by Hannah T
Field Notes
We see the STAGHORN SUMAC (we bolded that because we wanted you to know what it was, the picture we mean) on the trails of our Reeds Brook Trails. From our experiences in the forest we have noticed that the STAGHORN SUMAC has a very sticky stem, and smells like berries and cut grass.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This is our sketch of what our STAGHORN SUMAC looks, sorry if it's not amazing.
Photo of my evidence.
This is the stem of the STAGHORN SUMAC and as we can see it has little sicky things, or spikes coming out of it. Very interesting.
Photo of my evidence.
This Is a shot of the STAGHORN SUMAC's leaves, as you can see, they are going different ways.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Rhus hirta
Common name:
Staghorn sumac
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.737907 °
W -68.842744 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Day 1- RB driveway and trail
Trip date: 
Mon, 2014-09-08 00:34
Town or city: 
Hampden, ME
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey


Nice observations. The outer branches are also very fuzzy. They resemble something, do you know what? Why is it called "staghorn" sumac?