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Smooth Sumac is quite attractive during the fall. It is easily distinguished from other sumacs by its absence of hairs, lack of winged leaf stalks, or greater number of leaflets. A sapling of Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven) somewhat resembles Smooth Sumac, but the former has leaflets with green undersides and less serration. Return


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