Eastern Poison Oak (Rhus toxicodendron)
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Eastern Poison Oak
The leaves are rich in tannin. They can be collected as they fall in the autumn and used as a brown dye or as a mordant.
An oil is extracted from the seeds. It attains a tallow-like consistency on standing and is used to make candles. These burn brilliantly, though they emit a pungent smoke.
The milky juice makes an excellent indelible marking ink for linen etc[4, 11]. It is also used as a varnish for boots and shoes.
Cultivation & Habitat
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