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6 Things To Know About Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

By July 29, 2013

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Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) by Pixeltoo on WikipediaThese plants are common throughout the US in varying concentrations, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. While the woods are a common place to find poison ivy, oak and sumac, you may also encounter them along streams, roadsides, and in parks and backyards.

Questions about pets being affected by poison ivy (or if they can spread poison ivy to their human family) are common. Here are 6 things you should know about poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac and pets.

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Photo: Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) by Pixeltoo on Wikipedia


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