Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Toxicodendron pubescens P. Miller. Poison Oak, Southeastern Poison Oak. Phen: Late Apr-May; Aug-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry upland woodlands, around dry rock outcrops in the Piedmont and Mountains, barrens. Dist: Primarily Southeastern: s. NJ south to n. FL, west to e. TX, inland to WV, e. TN, c. TN, se. MO, and s. KS.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, Fl4, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo2, NcTx, Tn, Va, WH3, Naczi & collaborators (2019); = Rhus toxicodendron – F, G, RAB; = Rhus toxicodendron var. toxicodendron – Tx; = Toxicodendron toxicarium – GrPl, W, Gillis (1971); = Toxicodendron toxicodendron – S; > Toxicodendron pubescens – Greene (1905); > Toxicodendron quercifolium – Greene (1905)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Toxicodendron pubescens, Francis Marion National Forest, Berkeley County, South Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© J.W. Hardin