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Watch Out for Poison Plants


Distinguishing hazardous plants can be quite the challenge. Sure, you’re not going to casually munch on random forest berries, and anything adorned with thorns is a clear no-go. However, when it comes to identifying the notorious poison oak, it’s not as straightforward. Just ask Instagram sensation @aprileshowerswv, who learned this lesson the tough way.

Turns out, not all foliage is as upfront about its toxicity, and April’s encounter with poison oak turned into an unexpected crash course in plant identification. Mother Nature’s little surprises can be quite the tricky puzzle, even for the most cautious adventurers.