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Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

Location: Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay

This is known as Poison Ivy
It has groups of three leaves and the stem is red.
Once touched you can spread this plant's oil,
But it's a myth that the rash itself can be spread.

If you come in contact, wash immediately,
Both your clothes and skin to avoid spreading the rash.
Then do not scratch the angry red blisters,
Instead take a colloidal oatmeal bath.

Sources: Treating poison ivy: Ease the itch with tips from dermatologists

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson  

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