Etymology: Toxicodendron: means "poison tree"
Plants: climbing, perennial, woody vine; stems with centipede-like aerial roots that grasp the host tree
Leaves: alternate, somewhat shiny, 3-parted, leaflets with large teeth or shallow lobes
Flowers: 5-parted; blooms May-June
Fruits: whitish berry
Habitat: woods, wood edges, floodplains, openings
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FAC+ WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"