Cashew (Anacardiacese) Family
Description: Poison sumac is a shrub that grows to 8.5 meters (28 feet) tall. It has alternate, pinnately compound leafstalks with 7 to 13 leaflets. Flowers are greenish-yellow and inconspicuous and are followed by white or pale yellow berries.
All parts can cause serious contact dermatitis at all times of the year.
Habitat and Distribution: Poison sumac grows only in wet, acid swamps in North America.
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