Poison Oak

Poison Oak Photo
Outdoor Plants
Health Rating
Latin Name
Toxicodendron diversilobum / Toxicodendron pubescens


Toxicodendron diversilobum (western poison oak) can be found throughout the west coast, mostly in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. Toxicodendron pubescens (eastern poison oak) can be found in the south east from Virginia to Texas. Poison oak always contains three leaves however are extremely variable in looks. The leaves loosely resemble oak tree leaves, can be red, orange, green, or yellow, can have white film or white specks on the leaves, or black marks where the sap had leached out and dried. “Leaves of three, let it be”

For Your Pet

Although rabbits and other small pets tend to stay away from poison oak, if ingested it can cause pain and swelling of the mouth and throat, choking, and skin irritation.


Do not feed your pets poison oak as it can cause illness and injury.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.