poisonous plants

poison ivy

Leaflets of three — Let it be!

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is not a true ivy, but rather a member of the cashew family (Anacardiaceae) which also includes poison oak, poison sumac, mango, cashew, and pistachio. Three out of four Americans are sensitive to poison ivy, and many are allergic to other members of the family as well. Poison ivy has dark […]

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Better Safe Than Sorry! – Plant Toxicity

Spring is just around the corner and those mopey plants that bore the brunt of winter are gearing up for another year of beautiful blooms. Unfortunately, not all beautiful blooms are created equal. Some incredibly attractive plants can cause everything from headaches to death, leaving children six and under, and our pets, most vulnerable to […]