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Poison Ivy Will DESTROY You

Summer’s here and with it comes more time outdoors. But be warned: some of those newly sprouted plants are out to get you! Namely, Poison Ivy! Trace shows us what makes this plant one of the wickedest out there.

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“Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are plants that can cause a skin rash called allergic contact dermatitis when they touch your skin.”

Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

“First comes the itching, then a red rash, and then blisters.”

Poison Ivy: Toxicodendron radicans

“Poison Ivy is one of the best-known, and probably the most-hated, plant in Virginia. Because most people are allergic to its sap, Poison Ivy can cause a nasty rash and blisters on the skin.”

Poison Ivy

“Although poison ivy (Rhus radicans or Toxicodendron radicans) is easily identified and should be avoided, countless people experience a painful introduction to the species.”

Irritating to Humans but Good for Wildlife

“Poison ivy is a woody shrub or vine with hairy-looking aerial roots.”

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“The sap of the giant hogweed is extremely poisonous, with the potential to cause burns and even blindness.”

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