Just wanted to point out that we seem to be talking about several different varieties here. We have staghorn sumac here in the northeast. It is abundant, deer love it since it holds it's fruit through the winter, but it is not particularly fragrant and I have not yet attempted to use it for spice, 'lemonade' or eating the shoots. Like I said earlier, I have cleared a bunch of it and it doesn't - to me - have any appeal as a food. Anyone else have any experience with staghorn sumac?