Monday, August 31, 2015

Sumac

I found these small Sumac trees by the side of the road where I usually go to look for buffalo. I believe these are the non-poisonous variety, but then again I know very little about them except the few things I've read around the blogging world.

The last time I saw sumac was back in Michigan at one of my favorite nature parks. There was a small shelter there on a big hill where I used to look down to see the tops of acres and acres of these sumac trees. All of those red spots within the green of the leaves looked really nice. I loved going there.

Here's a more closeup look at the sumac. I don't want to go much closer because I took these pictures with my phone. You get a good look with this picture though.

Somebody told me that you can make tea with the red stuff. I'm guessing that there are probably plenty of uses for sumac. I won't go into that too now, but I'm sure you can find out more with a simple web search. I just did. I guess it makes a good spice too.

This is a plant that I never thought I'd see again. I've been to that area many times and I haven't seen sumac there until now.I thought maybe it didn't grow in this part of the country. I'm really glad it does. I kind of missed it. I'll talk to you later.

10 comments:

  1. I had no idea you could make tea with the red part. Since I know so little about most plants I would be afraid to try it. I would probably poison myself....lol

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  2. I was raised on Japonica ST. the next street over was Sumac...but I had never seen sumac before :O]

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  3. Pink lemonade with the flowers, takes a lot of sweet.They are turning colors already here.

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  4. It looks so pretty! I have no idea you can use the flowers for tea.

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  5. My human knows nothing about sumac - we are not even sure it grows on the West Coast!

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  6. How can you tell the difference between the poisonous sumac,and the one you can make tea from?

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    1. I'm not sure how to tell the difference. I usually just view it all from a distance. I leave the tea to more knowledgeable people.

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  7. Lovely plant. I had no idea what that was. I am impressed that you knew that!

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  8. I learned something nEw! I've seen that tree, but didn't know it's name. The picture s look amazing enlarged on my iPad!

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  9. beautiful plant, I am not sure I have seen it yet, and wow, would like to try the tea too

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