Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1240

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in dry woodlands, around dry rock outcrops in Piedmont & Mountains, esp prevalent in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-yellow/White
Usually bisexual
4-5 sepals
4-5 petals
4-5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
White/Gray
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Toxicodendron pubescens   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Toxicodendron pubescens   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 110-01-003:
Rhus toxicodendron   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Toxicodendron toxicodendron

SYNONYMOUS WITH Toxicodendron quercifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Poison Oak


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_topu2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_toto2_001_lvd

        

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Will Stuart    wil_6950112502

April        

Margins with 1 to 3 undulating to incised lobes (oak-like), per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Fragrant Sumac and Poison Oak

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Will Stuart    wil_7079729961

April        

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Will Stuart    wil_7096180233

April        

Leaflets shallowly lobed, coarsely serrate, or rarely entire, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Will Stuart    wil_7096181279

April        

Flowers greenish-white in dense panicles, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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JK Marlow    jkm090516_039

May    Berkeley County    SC

Seewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center

Petiolules of Toxicodendron's terminal leaflets much longer than laterals', per www.carolinanature.com.

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JK Marlow    jkm090516_041

May    Berkeley County    SC

Seewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center

Leaves dull above (not shiny), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Toxicodendron pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm090516_043

May    Berkeley County    SC

Seewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center

Leaflet lower surfaces velvety puberulent, sometimes becoming glabrate in age, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm180504_1686

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_pubescens

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_pubescens_3

May        

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Betsy George    bmg_0092

June    Anderson County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm130718_446

July    McDowell County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm161001_041

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Drupe densely hairy, 6-8mm wide, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm161001_043

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge