Captain staghorn was resolved to carry out his diabolical intentions.
The smooth sumach (see illustrations, pages 150-151) is quite as familiar as the staghorn, as a roadside shrub.
The staghorn is not to be confounded with its treacherous sister, the poison sumac, with her corpse-colored berries.
This is a sub-variety of the staghorn Endive, and comparatively of recent introduction.
The staghorn sumach is named for the densely hairy, forking branchlets, which look much like the horns of a stag "in the velvet."
It is distinguished from staghorn sumach by its smooth branches, those of staghorn being hairy.
You see here the elk or staghorn fern, which grows as a parasite on the palm or the petosperum of New Zealand.
staghorn handle, ornamented bronze quillions and shell guard.
staghorn sumach (Rhus hirta) is of a different species but of the same genus.