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Please let me know if there is any differences between poison oak and poison ivy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Difference in leaf

The poison ivy is leaf is composed of three parts on the same level each the shape of an arrow head.
See www.Poisoncontrol.Org on their plant section for a picture. If you flatten the sharp edges and make the leaves rounded like a pin oak you have the poison oak. The sumak is a long multipart fron that resembles more of a fern than a regular plant leaf, its small leaflets are similar ti the ivy.

In brief: Difference in leaf

The poison ivy is leaf is composed of three parts on the same level each the shape of an arrow head.
See www.Poisoncontrol.Org on their plant section for a picture. If you flatten the sharp edges and make the leaves rounded like a pin oak you have the poison oak. The sumak is a long multipart fron that resembles more of a fern than a regular plant leaf, its small leaflets are similar ti the ivy.
Dr. James Ferguson
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