Rhus typhina is the largest of the North American sumacs. It is native along woodland edges, roadsides, and stream embankments. Resembling the velvet that covers a stag’s horn, Staghorn sumac is noted for having reddish-brown hairs that cover the branches. It has ornamental fruiting clusters that are attractive to wildlife. It’s large, green, compound leaves that turn yellow, orange, and red colors in the fall.