Rhus typhina (Staghorn sumac or Stag's horn sumach) is a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae, native to North America but is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant throughout the temperate world. Rhus typhina is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5 m tall by 6 m broad. Staghorn sumac is deciduous, and large clumps can form with either male or female plants. The fruit is one of the most identifiable characteristics, forming dense clusters of small red drupes at the terminal end of the branches, the clusters are conic, 10–20 cm long. The plant flowers from May to July and fruit ripens from June to September, the fruit has been known to last through winter and into spring. Staghorn sumac spreads by seeds, and by rhizomes to form colonies, with the oldest plants in the center. Staghorn sumac is a highly ornamental plant which provides interest throughout the year, though its vigorous, suckering habit makes it unsuitable for smaller gardens. It can grow under a wide array of conditions, but is most often found in dry and poor soil on which other plants cannot survive. The fruit of sumacs can be collected, soaked and washed in cold water, strained, sweetened and made into a pink lemonade.