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Poison ivy is commonly confused with other plants, such as box elder, fragrant sumac and Virginia creeper. Notice that poison ivy has three divided leaves, with the center leaflet on a longer stalk. It also produces white, waxy berries along the stem in summer. (Photo: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Irritating Itch

Easing the Itch of Poison Ivy and Poison Oak April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring troublesome plants such as poison ivy and poison oak that can cause mild to severe allergic reactions. The signature leaves of three of the poison ivy plant carry an oil called
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