- Toxicodendron pubescens
name = "Toxicodendron pubescens"
genus = "
species = "T. pubescens"
binomial = "Toxicodendron pubescens"
binomial_authority = Mill.|
"Toxicodendron pubescens" (syn. "Rhus pubescens"; Atlantic Poison-oak) is an erect
shrubthat can grow to 1 m (3 ft) tall. The leaves are 15 cm (6 in) long, alternate, with three leaflets on each. The leaflets are usually hairy, and are variable in size and shape, but most often resembling white oakleaves; they usually turn yellow or orange in autumn. The fruitis small, round, and yellowish or greenish.
This species is native to the
Southeastern United Stateswestward to Texasand Oklahoma. [http://www.biol.vt.edu/digital_atlas/index.php?do=plant&plant=759&search=Toxicodendron County specific] distribution in Virginiais available.
Atlantic Poison-oak can be found growing in
forests, thickets, and dry, sandy fields.
All parts of this plant contain
urushiol, which can cause severe dermatitisin some individuals.
For a discussion of prevention and treatment options, see themain|Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis
* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TOPU2 NCRS: USDA Plants Profile: "Toxicodendron pubescens"]
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