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Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans (Eastern poison ivy)
Martin, Edwin M.

Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans

Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze ssp. radicans

Eastern poison ivy

Anacardiaceae (Sumac Family)

Synonym(s): Rhus radicans, Rhus radicans var. littoralis, Rhus radicans var. malacotrichocarpa, Toxicodendron vulgare

USDA Symbol: torar

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Complexity: Trifoliate

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE , QC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans


Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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