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Plant Details

Toxicodendron pubescens

Poison Oak

Scientific Name:

Toxicodendron pubescens

Common Name:

Poison Oak

Plant Family

Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Size in Feet:

8

Light:

sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Coast

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.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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