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Wild Science: Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can quickly turn your relaxing nature hike into a painfully itchy affair! Learn more about this toxic plant and how to steer clear of its path.

Did you know that poison ivy, a.k.a. Toxicodendron Radicans, is in the same family as mango and cashews? More like the evil stepchild! We take to woods on this episode of Wild Science, carefully minding the “three leaves, let it be” rule.

Betsy Shepherd

Betsy Shepherd is Indiana Public Media's Online Content Coordinator. She has Master's degrees in Folklore & Ethnomusicology and Journalism from Indiana University.

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