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Western Poison-ivy - Toxicodendron rydbergii
Other Names:  Rhus radicans, Toxicodendron radicans var. rydbergii, Rhus toxicodendron

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Rhizomatous subshrub, shrub, or (rarely) vine. Stems erect, 10–50 cm, pubescent, branched and bearing leaves above. Herbage glabrous, sparsely pubescent on veins, allergenic. Leaves trifoliate, long-petiolate; leaflets ovate, remotely serrate to entire, 2–12 cm long, shiny above; lateral leaflets asymmetrical. Inflorescence an axillary, few-branched panicle. Flowers white; petals 2–3 mm long, dark-veined. Drupes crowded, globose, greenish-yellow, 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
Much of temperate North America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 87

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Habitat
Streambanks, woodlands, open forest; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Steerey, W. F. 1979. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 119 p.
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