poison sumac, swamp sumac
[Rhus vernix L.]
Etymology: Toxicodendron: means "poison tree"
Plants: perennial shrub up to 20' tall, often branching from the base
Leaves: alternate, pinnately divided into 7-13 toothless, smooth leaflets
Fruits: grayish-white berry
Habitat: swamps, shade
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = OBL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information 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"