Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 3 weeks ago

Poison ivy is also known as Toxicodendron radicans. Its specific epithet is ?

A) radicans

B) Toxicodendron

C) ivy

2 Answers

  • MARK
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The second word in the scientific name of a plant is called the specific epithet. Therefore, it is the second word. In this example, Toxicodendron radicans, it is radicans, i.e. answer A.

  • 3 weeks ago

    The answer is A, radicans.

    A scientific name of an organism is known as binomial nomenclature(2 name naming system) the first name is the genus and the second name is the specific epithet. The two names combined is the name of the species.

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