Guest Infographic on Poison Ivy

Poison ivy continues to be a problem for many people – especially during the growing season when we are outside. GreenPal sent this to us to share with our readers and we hope you find this helpful!

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, and 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 mind before grabbing what could be an itchy mistake.