Is wild sumac in Northern MN called staghorn? And more importantly, is it...

Asked June 30, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

Is wild sumac in Northern MN called staghorn? And more importantly, is it edible?

Carlton County Minnesota

1 Response

Thank you for the question. From my research, it appears wild and staghorn sumac are the same plant. There are many different varieties of sumac however, so you would want to be sure about your identification. Whether this plant is edible is beyond the scope of the Extension Master Gardeners. I refer you to your own county extension office for assistance. Here is their contact information
U of M Extension
Carlton County

317 Chestnut Street
PO Box 307
Carlton MN 55718-0307
(218) 384-3511 (phone)
(218) 384-3512 (fax)
mnext-carlton@umn.edu

Another option might be to contact Minnesota poison control for this help at 1-800-222-1222. Their advice is free, available 24/7, confidential, and they are available for emergencies or questions. If you would prefer to email them since your situation is not urgent, try this address General email: Poisonhelp@hcmed.org