We have Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) in our yard. Birds, such as evening grosbeaks, feed on them, but it has never occurred to me to use them. Thanks to your post I have been reading about them and it is likely that their drupes can be used just as you are using them. Native Americans used this sumac as food, dye and tannin for leather.
I appreciate this post Titch.
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ
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