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 vernix   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Toxicodendron vernix   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 110-01-001:
Rhus vernix   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

COMMON NAME:
Poison Sumac, Thunderwood


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Look for it in peaty habitats, in the Coastal Plain frequent in streamhead pocosins and sandhill seepage bogs, in the mountains in bogs, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont & Mountains

 

partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-13 leaflets
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
White/Gray
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Toxicodendron vernix   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

Poison Sumac, Thunderwood