Taller than the last, with warty bark. Flowers, in panicled clusters, small, turning brown when dried. 1 pinnate. 5 to 7 leaflets, ovate to lance-shape, finely serrate, petioled, opposite, pointed, the midrib sometimes one side of the middle at base. Fruit, bright red. Stem, tilled with brown pith. May.

Rocky woods and open places, from New England to Florida and westward. Fruit ripe in June.