Sunday, August 17, 2008

Today's Flowers #2

My friend Luiz Santilli Jr. has started a Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. You can get in on the ground floor.

This is the Stag-horn Sumac Tree - Rhus typhina. It is outside my work place. I thought this unusual flower deserved recognition.

This is a beautiful flower and the leaves on the tree turn a bright red in the fall to match the flower.
You can click on the photos to get a better look.

43 comments:

Louise said...

We used to have one of these trees in our yard. It was beautiful. They grew wild around us, too. I was allergic to them. NOT so beautiful!

kjpweb said...

Oh yes - they deserve a place in the spotlight! Good contribution!
Cheers, Klaus

tipper said...

I have some of those growing in my area. Nice shots.

Tootie said...

Very pretty!

Judi~Gmj said...

Beautiful choice! Some use the dried pods in their drawers... I think for spider deterent?

SandyCarlson said...

We have these sumac trees here in Connecticut, and I love the color they bring.

dot said...

I pass one of those every day when I walk. I knew it was some sort of sumac but didn't know the rest of the name. I learned something today thanks to you!

Stanley said...

Nice shots. Just wanna thank you for dropping by my site!

Luke Wiley said...

amazing bright red!

Lawstude said...

Wow. this is the first time I see such flower. And it would also be agreat sight when the leaves turn red. Another great capture FG.

Maria said...

We also used to have some of these trees in our yard when I was a child. They grew wild, and we called them Essigbaum or Götterbaum. In fall, the leaves had all colours from yellow to red. I loved them very much!

ilanadavita said...

Nice shots!

Kahshe Cottager said...

They are very pretty and the leaves turn such a beautiful colour in the fall as well. They grow wild all around the Kahshe gardens and we are constantly pulling them out where they invade the gardens.

My Flower Here

Leora said...

Love the long slender leaves. And the bits of light in your upper photo.

Blue said...

I've seen these flower heads but not know what they were.
TY for the info.
I've joined 'Todays Flowers' a little late today.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice, FG. I love the colour of the sumac leaves in fall too. And if you soak the berries, strain and add sugar you can make a drink that tastes a lot like lemonade. (Git that from Euell Gibbons. Do you remember him?)

Margaret Cloud said...

Very pretty, the Native American Indians made lemonade like drink from its crushed fruit.

Jan said...

I've never seen that beautiful tree. Thanks for the education.

RuneE said...

That was a most magnificent red!

Warren Baker said...

Fishing guy. We have those tree's over here. Nice captures of it . Oh! and thanks for the comments on my blog. I'm glad you liked the pics.

Tommy V said...

What a beautiful flower. I do not believe we have these in Colorado.

April said...

A glorious tree with beautiful red candle-like flowers - red & green Christmas colors. Great photos!!

piedmontperspective said...

Unusual and beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful anyway look. Nice color.

Mary said...

Yes, they are so lovely and often overlooked because they sprout up everywhere... great shots!

nonizamboni said...

Incredible tree--interesting foliage and blooms! Glad you chose to honor this tree.
Have a great week.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

It's simply marvelous!

Thaks for your support, my Friend!

I'll open TODAY'S FLOWERS earlyer every Sunday.

Luiz

Gypsy at heart said...

I have seen these by the roadside. Such beutiful color, especially in the fall. Aren't they poisonous?

fishing guy said...

Gypsy: There is a Poison Sumac but it has a white flower. This one is used to make a drink and as a spice. Amazing what nature will bring you.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice photo of the sumac and great color too.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

John said...

FG, Nice shots!

Quiet Paths said...

Gorgeous color. What a great tree. My brother planted a sumac some time ago but it doesn't thrive in our climate.

Marcos Santos said...

This is really a beautiful flower. Like the flowers of large trees. Decorating the cities.

Christy said...

I like these trees. I have seen many of them but never knew what they were. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Beautiful flower of choice for this collective, congratulations and thanks for the visit enjoyable.
Denise

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your Staghorn Sumac is really producing some bright red colors.

Well, I just joined Luiz Santilli Junior's flowers group and planted some flowers and they are already in bloom at my new blog, Thunder Maker.

It looks like I am going to have to try and catch up with everyone. So many blogs to stop at and make comments.

My Flowers

Abraham Lincoln

raccoonlover1963 said...

I have seen these several times, but never knew what they were. I have only seen them from a distance, never up close enough to see the texture of the flower. Great shots.
Lisa

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful, excellent.

Marie said...

Great photos for Today's Flower :)

Gypsy at heart said...

Thanks for the info, Fishing Guy. Now I won't rest untilI have identified the sumac and tried its tea and spice. I'll be searching the internet for clues....

Carletta said...

Love the color!
Nice change of pace with this choice!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Never seen or heard of this before so once again blogging as learned me something..:O)
I do agree with you about the flower.. very nice indeed.

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

It is a very beautiful flower!