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There is a great deal of confusion about poison ivy vs. poison oak, since there are two kinds of poison ivy and two kinds of poison oak. Learn more.

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April 13, 2017

The CBS station in San Francisco reports that the heavy rains have produced an explosion of poison oak; certainly a less welcome result than the wildflower superblooms in the deserts.

March 29, 2017

I just received this totally offbeat way to deal with poison ivy rash:

February 15, 2017

If you are a fellow poison ivy freak: someone fascinated by this devilish plant, consider attending the Annual Poison Ivy Conference, put together by Umar Mycka, of The Poison Ivy Horticulturalist. Umar knows pretty much everything there is to know about poison ivy, oak, and sumac.

November 4, 2016

My last blog post was about how poison ivy sometimes reveals itself with fall color. Here is a weird one where poison ivy is "pretending" to be part of a tree.