Identifying poison sumac

Asked July 3, 2017, 10:46 AM EDT

Please identify this weed for me. Thank you!

Todd County Minnesota

1 Response

Thank you for the question. Due to the photo being part shaded and fuzzy when enlarged I can't be absolutely sure, but it looks like the plant is false Solomon's seal, or also called feathery false lily of the valley, a lovely wild perennial that spreads via rhizomes, or underground stems to form a colony. The small bloom on the end will result in small red berries that birds enjoy. It does not look like poison sumac which has a leaf at the very top of the branch, and flowers that arise between the leave and the stem Read more to learn about both plants: