Thursday, July 07, 2011
Under The Sumac Tree
We were at the monastery beside/on University of Mary campus South Bismarck with overlook views of the Missouri river.
I was interested in these nifty fernlike trees.
I think they are sumac trees.
ND Tree Handbook
(See section III small trees.)
Family Anacardiaceae (cashew/sumac)
The tree body looked more like the image of
Sumac, Smooth (Rhus glabra)
Similar to Staghorn sumac but shorter.
But I think it's probably the
Sumac, Staghorn (Rhus typhina/Rhus hirta)
(See "Male flower cluster" image.)
Mine looks similar:
The sumac trees are probably gloriously ablaze with red leaves in autumn.
The monastery has a labyrinth.
(Better image view of the labyrinth pattern here.)
I'd like to walk it sometime. Maybe I'll return in the autumn, so I can also see those pretty sumac tree leaves.
Four Labyrinths in the state.
This one is described as Medieval, 11 circuit, grass pathway, edged with natural stones.