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A little seed/tree/flower (?) ID help please, NDR

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A little seed/tree/flower (?) ID help please, NDR
Okay... Anybody know what type of seeds these are? Kind of reddish/brown in color and fuzzy. Sorry for the poor cell phone picture.




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Looks like sumac... In reply to
Looks like sumac, but I'd have to pull my book now to look at buds and be sure....but the general form also looks correct...bigger than I'm used to...
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Looks like Sumac....or maybe Pussy Willow.
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Sumac.

Tom
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Sumac
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Thanks everybody, looks like I'm going with Staghorn Sumac. Thanks again!
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making sumac tea?

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   Staghorn Sumac, I dye traps with it.
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Grows real slow in poor soil and no water. Plant it in your yard and it becomes an invasive pest....trust me on this ... first hand experiance.

My Mom called it the "antler tree" because it looked like antlers in velvet. I planted a small (24 inches tall and several years old) volunteer from her yard into my yard and a neighbor came over a few months later and said what you plant that crap for? "Cause it's pretty" I said. He said..."you'll be sorry". Well, where my folks lived it was shallow poor clay soil and it took years for the tree to get 6 feet high and "pretty". In my yard it took 2 years to get 6 feet high and spread by runners over a 25 foot radius. Then it took me 3 years of putting straight Round Up on the volunteer shoots several times a year to KILL IT. It is pretty but invasive in my experiance anyway.
Brad F / NWR
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It's staghorn sumac. The "staghorn" is the elongated, upright clump of hairy red fruit/berries in your photos.

Sumac spreads by root suckers, which is why some people don't like it in their yard. You often find it growing in little thickets on abandoned farm land and other old fields, but it's a native woody shrub, not an invasive. There are a lot of folk uses for the fruit, including using them to make dyes, tanning agents, medicines and even an invigorating tea. Birds also eat them. A lot of the ruffed grouse that I shoot toward the end of the season here in Vermont have crops stuffed with sumac berries, and once we get a good snow cover, other birds, like grosbeaks, will really work them over. It looks like birds have been eating the fruit in your photos.
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Thanks Lawrence, My question was based on that my pup loves to jump and grab the seeds. There is a small crop of them where I work (and train at lunch) so I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something that she shouldn't be mouthing and playing with. Thanks again everybody
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you get to bring your pup with you to work? lucky guy, i hope that i can work that into my job when i get a pup

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you get to bring your pup with you to work? lucky guy, i hope that i can work that into my job when i get a pup



JOB - like a real job?!?!?! I thought you were letting the lil' woman support you. Very dissapointed to hear it.

T
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thats when i retire at 27 Tod, haha. but seriously time with your pup is the best thing you can do.

i have sent out a few applications we will see what happens....

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thats when i retire at 27 Tod, haha. but seriously time with your pup is the best thing you can do.

i have sent out a few applications we will see what happens....



Applications?!?!? I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop - please tell me you haven't shaved?!?!?!?
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Yup, pretty fortunate Chris, Pearl comes to work with me most days. It worked out great last year for training. Morning and afternoon sessions were priceless.
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Yep, makes great trap dye.


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Me and my co-worker.... the best company you could ask for in the woods.

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Mike Scott: Mar 1, 2013, 1:01 PM
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just trimmed, letting it grow for next year

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