poison oak - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mstarr1
July 9, 2008
what does poison oak look like ?


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Answer from NGA
July 9, 2008

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Both poison ivy and poison oak are found in most parts of the U. S. These two plants are quite similar in appearance and will often crossbreed to make a hybrid. Both have alternate, compound leaves with three leaflets. The leaves of poison ivy are smooth or serrated. Poison oak's leaves are lobed and resemble oak leaves. Poison ivy grows as a vine along the ground or climbs by red feeder roots. Poison oak grows like a bush. The greenish-white flowers are small and inconspicuous and are followed by waxy green berries that turn waxy white or yellow, then gray.

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