Poison Ivy Plant
How to stop poison ivy plants? The poison ivy plant consists of three pointed leaflets and the middle leaf of poison ivy plant is much longer than the other two leaves of poison ivy plant, although poison ivy plant leaves still look the same. The leaf of poison ivy plant can either be smoothe or toothed in texture. The leaves of poison ivy plant grow in different sizes howeer the most common size is approximatel 8 to 55 mm (.31″ to 2.16″) in length.
The leaves of poison ivy plant are different colors depending on the season. Poison ivy plant leaves can be reddish color in the spring, then poison ivy plant leaves turn green during the summer and then poison ivy plant leaves turn various shades of yellow, orange or red in the autumn.
Many of you want to know “Is It Poison Ivy”, well I hope these pictures will help you determine if it is in deed or NOT poison ivy.
The oil from the poison ivy plant is extremely potent and stable. It can essentially be stable forever in the perfect environment. Poison ivy plant literally grows everywhere in the US and southern Canada except for the the west, deserts and at high altitudes. Poison Oak is more common in the west.
The 2 Kinds of Poison Ivy Plant
There are typically two kinds of Poison Ivy. There are the climbing variety (toxicodendron radicans) of poison ivy and the non climbing (toxicodendron rydbergii). Although they are different, they look the same, sometimes grow in the same places and the rash looks the same.
It is easy to confuse Poison Ivy with Poison Oak in the southerneast of the United States; the only difference is the Poison Oak doesn’t climb. Poison Ivy is considered one of the most painful plants in the US. It does not spare race, age, sex or economic status. Every year, thousands of people are infected by Poison Oak and Poison Ivy with moderate and even severe dermatitis from being in contact with the plant one way or another.
Note that hundreds of firefighters who fight and battle the smoke in california wild fires, are so terribly severely affected that many are unable to work. People who breathe the smoke may develop serious inflammation of the lungs.
Poison Ivy Plant’s Population
Records have shown that North America has had the Poison Ivy plants dating back to the early 1600′s. Captain Smith included pictures of the Poison Ivy plant in his writings and the plant resembled the English Ivy (Hedera helix).
Some people are so terribly sensitive to the urushiol oil, it only takes a molecule trace which is about one millionth of an ounce on the skin to initiate an allergic reaction. The amount on a pinhead is sufficient to cause rashes in 500 people. That’s how Poison Ivy Plant made it very critical at times.
The All Stop Complete Triple Action Individual Pack is everything you need to relieve the itch, treat your skin and the items in your environment that may have Urushiol Oil left on it. This is the complete pack to eliminate the itch, stop the spreading of the rash and prevent re-contamination of Poison Ivy from your gear.
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