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Toxicodendron pubescens

Poison Oak

Scientific Name:

Toxicodendron pubescens

Genus:

Toxicodendron

Species Epithet:

pubescens

Common Name:

Poison Oak

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry woodlands, around dry rock outcrops in the Piedmont and Mountains, especially prevalent in sandhills. Uncommon in NC Mountains and Piedmont, common in Coastal Plain and Sandhills.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

All parts of this plant are toxic, especially if plant sap is in contact with skin.

Leaves starting to turn

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Tom Harville
Oct 07
Sandhills

Leaves

Remember with leaves of three--let it be!

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Tom Harville

It's easy to see why it's called OAK leafed

Plant with Berries

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Tom Harville

Berries

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
NC State Extension


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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