Poison Sumac

Toxicodendron vernix

Photo of Poison Sumac
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Closely related to poison ivy, this plant is found only in very wet ground. The flowers are green and the fruit is white, similar to poison-ivy. The leaf has 7-9 leaflets with the central leaflet on a short petiole. The sumacs with large red flowers and fruits are non-poisonous

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