FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Poison Oak Toxicodendron pubescens

Poison Oak grows as a perennial shrub, generally less than 3 feet high, and prefers dry habitats. Commonly found in the Coastal Plain, it is infrequent throughout other parts of Virginia. Poison Oak stems, leaf stems and flower petals have a velvety covering; the leaves are compound with three leaflets that are wavy on the edges. The plant flowers in early summer and produces velvety gray or tan berries. Avoid touching or burning Poison Oak! All parts of the plant contain the oily substance, urushiol, which can cause itching, burning and blistering of the skin at the site of contact. Smoke from burning Poison Oak can cause severe symptoms and damage to eyes and lungs.

Kitty Dodd Poisoned Oak Socrates Color Pencil 12 x 12 $302


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