Poison-ivy
Toxicodendron radicans Cashew Family
(c) Robert H. Mohlenbrock
(c) Jennifer Anderson
(c) Robert H. Mohlenbrock(c) Jennifer Anderson

Growth Form: Vine

Flower Color: Green

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate, Compound

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Egg-shaped, 3 leaflets

Habitat Type: Open woods, thickets and fencerows

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), Western Field (2), West Side (3), Central Woodland (4), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8), Composting Site (9)

Total Number of EMUs: 8

Status in Massachusetts: Native

Notes: Stay away - causes skin irritation!




Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston