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Where Poison Oak Thrives, Mount Diablo Concludes A Red October

October 30, 2014 by Joan Hamilton

The ever unpopular poison oak is the most colorful plant on Mount Diablo this month, especially in certain places swept clean by the 2013 Morgan Fire.

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Leaves of three: The rash success of poison oak

June 30, 2013 by Bay Nature

Poison oak is one native plant people love to hate. But it does have a good side, feeding birds and other wildlife. For people, the best thing is to learn to recognize it, and step aside.

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Poison oak has a good side, too

July 12, 2012 by sdresser

It may be hard to believe, but poison oak is not the bogeyman of the forest. As a California native plant, many an animal has sought nourishment or shelter in its "leaves of three," immune to the toxic oil that plagues humans. This versatile plant, a member of the cashew family, may never get over its inherent antagonistic relationship with hikers and gardeners, it may be nevertheless worth a nod of respect.

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Rash Ideas

October 01, 2008 by John Muir Laws

Get a few ideas about poison oak!

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