Poison Sumac

Asked July 27, 2018, 12:42 PM EDT

I have a few small trees/plants on the side of my driveway and we would like to get rid of them if they are poison sumac. The plants' height range from 1-5 ft. We've tried to identify them via google and such but we cannot 100% confirm that it is without actually testing (would rather not do this!) Was wondering if you could identify by photo and if you cannot I will drop off a sample in Newark for more thorough diagnosis.

New Castle County Delaware

1 Response

Thanks for sending such good photos. This is not poison sumac. It has too many leaflets, the leaflets are toothed, and there no single leaflet at the end of the big frond. It is probably smooth sumac which is common in our area.