Jun. 7, 2017

The Sumac on the Maumee River

Pretty places my herbs like to inhabit. Here is the lovely Maumee River and bridge in Waterville, Ohio. I love the rich burgundy color and the sour taste of the staghorn sumac when she blooms in the fall.

Foraged for her berries which make a great lemonade. Loaded with vitamin c. Also used as a spice. Native Americans used to make a cough syrup of her berries.

There is a poisonous white sumac but it doesn't look like the red. Always know what plants you are harvesting before using them. Find a good field guide or do your research. I'm often saying , find an herb, study it, use it, love it, thank it, and share it.

Be well and touch someone's heart today, jonnie dee "tsht"