Alabama, Autumn, Fall, Fall Color, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Sumac

Turning of the Sumac, by Beverly Hicks Burch


There’s nothing quite as spectacular as the sumac in the South as it begins to turn during the fall. By the time of its transformation it will we a glorious scarlet.

Many consider sumac a trash shrub that grows on the side of the road and sometimes creeps into the borders of our lawns. Although some Middle Eastern cultures use the fruit from the sumac “bobs” as spice in hummus, rice, meats and salads.

I don’t know about eating it…that’s right up there with kudzu as far as I’m concerned…but it’s certainly wonderful to look at in its autumn glory.

This little sumac tree is growing on the edge of my folks bluff.

© 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.



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