So, my poison plant project is almost complete; but I think I've found a new hobby in horticulture. Still a newbie, and I still don't know enough about terminology to really tackle some of these identifications on my own.
This one just struck me as fasinating. I have no reason to think it is toxic, but I am dying to know its identity.
I found several of these (in a protected wilderness area in NYC) - not a part, everything was pretty much growing wild.
Leaves are large, VERY smooth, almost silky/satin like with fine hairs. The plants ranged from 4 - ~12' tall
I've attached a few others that I am interested in.
Finally, anyone have any GOOD websites that may help me get started in learning terminology so I can better identify these on my own?!