Poison Sumac – 5/25/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/25/23

Observation Time: 6:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary (wetland boardwalk)

Common Name: Poison Sumac

Scientific Name: Toxicodendron vernix

Comments: Everyone should learn to identify poison sumac and avoid contact with it. As both its common name and its scientific name suggest, the leaves of this plant can cause an itchy rash.

Poison sumac is often found in marshy areas.

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