Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Toxicodendron radicans var. radicans   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 110-01-002:
Rhus radicans   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Rhus radicans var. radicans

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Poison Ivy


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Look for it in a wide range of habitats, including mesic forests, rock outcrops, swamp forests, brackish marshes, open areas, disturbed ground, usually in more mesic to hydric sites than T. pubescens, & particularly common in areas with fertile soils, such as bottomlands or over calcareous rocks or calcareous sands (as in maritime forests), per Weakley's Flora

Shrub; Woody vine
Perennial

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

Common

 

partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-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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Toxicodendron radicans var. radicans   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

Eastern Poison Ivy