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Sumac bushes/trees

I live in SE Oklahoma and Sumac bushes are overly abundant. They are very pretty, and I am wondering if they are poisonous; either to dogs/cats or humans?

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#1 Comment By MichiganDot On 08/09/2017 @ 6:29 pm

There are several varieties of sumac with “poison sumac”, Toxicodendron vernix, capable of causing poison ivy-type rash. However, it is not known to inhabit Oklahoma and is only found where it is very wet, like a swamp. Check with your vet about dogs/cats. The following website has pictures of the other, more common, sumacs, staghorn and winged. Knowing which variety you have will help answer your question. [1]

#2 Comment By shelley On 08/09/2017 @ 10:41 pm

The ASPCA maintains a database of poisonous plants. Here is the link: [2]

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