So, this question from PNW got me wondering... WTF does this stuff look like...
I know Poison Ivy, it's all over and easy to spot (usually)... So, I did a quick search on our friend Wiki.
Turns out there are two types of Poison Oak in the US, Western Poision Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum or Rhus diversiloba
) and Atlantic Poison Oak (Toxicodendron pubescens or Rhus toxicarium
The Western variety grows along the Pacific coast from Canada down to Mexico. And the Atlantic variety grows in the Southeastern portion of the US from Texas and Oklahoma to Virginia.
So, it would appear that we are all safe at the Gunks from this nasty little plant!Here's a photo of the Atlantic variety...