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How Well Can You Identify Poisonous Iowan Plants?

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  1. Which is poison ivy?

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    Poison ivy is commonly found in wooded areas and fields across the state. Coming into contact with poison ivy will cause burning, itchy, and red blisters on the skin.

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  2. Which is wild parsnips?

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    Wild parsnip is commonly found in large groups and in ditches. Painful blistering will occur if skin comes in contact with its oils and is exposed to direct sunlight.

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  3. Which is stinging nettles?

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    Stinging nettles is often found in wooded areas near streams and small waterways. Coming into contact with this poisonous plant will only cause a slight burning and irritated sensation for a few minutes.

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