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California Poison Control warns residents that Poison Oak is abundant now

 

Last updated 7/18/2018 at 9:09pm

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Poison oak remains a serious threat especially to those who are allergic to the plant.

SAN FRANCISCO – California Poison Control System reminds residents in states with poison oak (primarily west coast and southern states) that with warm weather expected through the fall, poison oak remains a serious threat especially to those who are allergic to the plant. Poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum) is found mainly in the western regions of the state growing from sea level to the mountains. Grassy hillsides, forests, recreation areas and coastal locations are home to the plant.

Identifiable by its climbing vine-like appearance, the University of California Agriculture and Na...



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