Poisonwood: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

More than 150 native plants call the Florida Keys their home and a few people can identify all of them. However, the poisonwood tree – Metopium toxiferum – Common Names: Poison Wood, Poison Tree – related to Metopium brownei (also known as chechem, chechen, or black poisonwood – is one plant that everyone, both residents, and visitors, should learn to identify. “Why?” you ask….