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Can you name one plant that causes allergic reactions to over 85% of the worlds population when coming into contact with it?
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, & Poison Sumac are poisonous plants that dwell in most parts of the United States and can camouflage itself in your garden. Without knowing its whereabouts or its defining characteristics, this can certainly ruin a weekend if infected–over 50 million Americas fall victim to these plants each year.
Redness, itching, and blistering are all side effects of the allergic reaction that can be caused by coming into contact with these plants and not taking the proper actions to rid oneself of the infection.
Next time you are curious about a mysterious green on your property or an awkward looking plant on your stroll through the woods, keep these helpful hints in this infographic in mind before grabbing what could be an itchy mistake!
Big thank you to Gene Caballero from YourGreenPal.com for sharing this with us! I have personally never seen any of these poisonous plants up close so it was a learning experience for me for sure! I will keep this infographic handy the next time we go camping!