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Name: George Wolfe
Sparks Nevada (Zone 7a)
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jorgewolfe
Jul 25, 2015 11:45 AM CST
This plant appears to be from the holly family and grows wild in the High Sierras. It does not look to me like a poison oak/ivy type but my grandson has hives all over after playing near/in it and also a fever. Anybody know this one?
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 25, 2015 1:24 PM CST
It looks to me like a Barberry possibly this one:


or maybe this one:


At any rate, people can have allergic reactions to Barberry
http://www.poison.org/poisonpost/summer2011/skinproblemsfrom...
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 25, 2015 1:28 PM CST
I certainly hope your grandson gets well very soon. Please make sure he sees a doctor since he is having fever from this. Allergies can have a way of escalating over time & it's possible that in future he could become anaphylactic to this plant or family of plants so that should be watched very closely.
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Name: George Wolfe
Sparks Nevada (Zone 7a)
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jorgewolfe
Jul 26, 2015 8:58 AM CST
Thanks Ann for your prompt reply and concern. I passed it on to my daughter who sought medical help right away. The boy is much better today. George
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 26, 2015 10:55 AM CST
That is great news to hear George. I'm sure he will be back to his usual self in no time considering how resilient kids are. Thumbs up
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Jul 26, 2015 1:02 PM CST
This looks more like Live Oak. That being said the Sierra is chock full of Poison Oak. No telling what his reaction is from without testing. I get bitten by nosee-ums up there and have large hives at every bite.
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bamira
Jul 27, 2015 6:15 AM CST


HamiltonSquare said:This looks more like Live Oak. That being said the Sierra is chock full of Poison Oak. No telling what his reaction is from without testing. I get bitten by nosee-ums up there and have large hives at every bite.


Poison Oak

http://www.engledow.com/green-scene/2014/06/the-facts-about-...
http://www.zanfel.com/images/poisonplant-prevalence.pdf
http://www.zanfel.com/help/rashfaq.html I tip my hat to you.
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