Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pacific poison-oak
Toxicodendron diversilobum

Poison-oak really is quite showy and beautiful. I'd wear shorts and water sandals more often for my hikes if it wasn't so ubiquitous. Thank goodness I'm not familiar with the "fun" of the allergic rash. I've skinny-dipped in poison ivy-infested areas and trudged chest-deep in sumac-infested bog waters and have never gotten a rash. Knock on wood!!!

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