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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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baby poison ivy in spring
March 25, 2019

Most babies are cute, of all animal species, and even sprouts from seeds are kind of cute.

But I will bet that only a few people will find the baby spring leaves of poison to be cute.

poison ivy wall
March 18, 2019

Along with mosquitos and ticks, one of the few unwelcome aspects of spring and summer is the return of poison ivy to its leafy, exansive, take-over-the-world form. 

golden gate poison oak
March 10, 2019

Pacific poison oak is extremely common in California, much like its cousin poison ivy in the eastern half of the country. 

white birch with poison ivy vine
February 24, 2019

Here is a case where poison ivy has climbed a white birch tree, which makes the hairy roots really stand out. 

This is not something we have seen often, PI climbing a white birch.