Scientific Name: Rhus radicans L.
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OTHER COMMON NAME: poison oak (depending on growth habit and leaf shape, it is often separated into different species).
LIFE CYCLE: Weedy stemmed perennial that spreads by aerial rootstocks or underground stems; fruit clusters mature in late summer or autumn.
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Grows as vine or shrub; leaves arranged alternately along stem and consist of three somewhat egg-shaped leaflets; small, one-seeded fruits (A) are white or cream colored; about 1/4 inch in diameter; grow in clusters.
LOCATION: Under trees, fencerows, on buildings.