|Luna moth prefers winged sumac as a larval host plant, Kevin Songer, Florida Nature Art|
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Florida Short Verse Poetry, Winged Sumac
Winged sumac, Rhus copallinum
pucker up those lips
Florida lemonade stand
sour cracker cool-aide
Winged sumac is also known as Florida lemonade due to the sour berries found growing in clusters on the shrub. Traditionally these berries, high in vitamin C, were used to make a tasty drink. Late summer winged sumac turn a green roadside to flaming orange and red. Luna moths use winged sumac as a larval host plant. Winged sumac is a fast growing native shrub great for landscaping and wildlife habitat.