It's not just poison ivy you have to watch out for in the Quad Cities. These plants are causing rashes, too.If you're an avid hiker and outdoorsy-type, you'll need to know about two plants growing in and around the QCA.

One of the plants can cause painful blisters if the oil inside reaches exposure on the skin. The other, acts similarly to poison ivy, in that, you don't want any part of it touching your skin or breathing in the vapors from mowing or burning.

According to, it's wild parsnip and posion hemlock you need to be on the lookout for.

Of course, wearing proper clothing is a good way to avoid exposure while walking in higher grasses, mowing or if there's a chance you'll be around flowers that fit these descriptions.



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