Traveling Wisely The World

September 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Top Vacation Destinations

There are a lot of plants that you will want to avoid when it comes to camping. You will want to know when you are near poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. You will find that these plants are very painful rashes that will make you itch.

When it comes to the poison ivy you will find that it is the most commonly found dangerous plant in America. You will find that it can grow into four feet scrubs and is commonly a ground cover. It is rarely found in elevation in 5,000 or above, but you will find that it grows in most places that people camp. You will want to keep in mind that when it comes to “leaves of there, let it be”. This is a clear and common sign of poison ivy. You will also find that it can be a dull green or even purplish.

Another common plant to avoid is poison oak. When it comes to poison oak, you will find that it has some multi-lobed leaves, but it can also have fuzzy, fruit-like branches. The leaves are mostly scalloped around the edges, but it can also be wrinkled, rather than smooth like poison ivy. The leaves will grow in threes, but it is more common to see plants with five or more leaves. Usually, the poison oak will go in sandy solid and range from places from New Jersey down the eastern coast to Florida, but it could also go to places as Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. A to keep in mind is that poison ivy is the most common poison plant in the east, but it is poison oak that is in the western states and more in the south.

As for poison sumac, you will find that it is the least widespread plant, and it really isn’t in many places, but the swamp areas and peat bogs. You will find that the leaves of this plant is bluish-green with the red tips. You will find that there are cream colored berries on this plant and it is just as toxic as poison oak and poison ivy. You will want to keep in mind that there are oils in this plant that will spread quickly and it will spread to other people through casual contact.


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