Try as we might to get rid of poison oak, it keeps coming back every year! This year is not exception! As I wander through my yard, I can see bits of it popping up and so, for today, I thought I would share what I discovered with you!
The saying goes, “Leaves of three, let it be!”
This plant springs up in spring!
Brush up against this plant, and the sticky oils transfer to your skin or clothing! If you are not looking for it you might miss it!
This plant can cause a rash that itches like crazy! And you can spread the oils by scratching! I was very allergic to the pretty plant when I was younger!
You can become sensitized over time as I now am!
The native critters here in the foothills actually feed on this plant as it is full of phosphorus, calcium and sulfur. Birds will eat the berries from this plant…
Later on as the plant matures it will turn to a solid green. In the fall it will turn a lovely shade of red, similar to that in these photos!
Well, I did get my wish for snow. Looking out my window I am watching the snow fall. It is not enough to keep me home, and I will take the camera with me today so that I can catch some snow photos to feature later!
As usual, thanks for dropping by! I hope that you have a great Tuesday, and if you live in the foothills, drive carefully!