Poison Oak Plants
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We Have a “Weed” That Has Grown So Big

Zone 45122 | slushpuppie86 added on March 29, 2012 | Answered

The base is approx. 9 inches in width and grown so tall it went into the tall branches of one tree and across to another, killing several branches. When my father cut the "weed" down, a clear looking liquid dripped for days. Now my father has a rash on his arms. Any ideas what it could be and how to completely remove it?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 30, 2012

It is possible that this "weed" may have been poison ivy or oak. Or within that family as its sap, which was dripping from the plant, is what normally causes rashes to occur. While many people think of them as only small, 3-leafed plants, they will actually produce large, woody vines that can climb throughout surrounding trees and structures. This article will help determine if this is in fact your weed: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/starting/poison-ivy-control.htm

If you do not feel this is the weed in question, feel free to send us a picture and we will help to identify it for you. Send to: questions@gardeningknowhow.com

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