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The Poison Ivy family is a large, diverse group of plants that share one thing in common: they all produce urushiol. Urushiol is the oil in the plant that causes the rash and itching so many people associate with poison ivy. Some members of this family are edible while others are poisonous. We’ll cover both types below and give you some tips on how to tell them apart.

1. What are the wild edibles of the poison ivy family?

2. Which berries can be eaten without worry?

3. Which mushrooms can be eaten without worry?

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4. How would you go about identifying a non-poisonous mushroom from a poisonous one?

5. What plants in the poison ivy family should not be consumed or and why?

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The Poison Ivy plant family, Anacardiaceae is well known to those who spend time outdoors. While poison ivy itself has a number of medicinal uses, the Cashew Family also produces several edibles like Mangos and Pistachios.


The Anacardiaceae family is most commonly known for cashews, but they are also the source of poison ivy. Fortunately, there are some ways to avoid an unpleasant experience with this plant family! In “5 Poisonous Plant Families the Survivalist Should Know,” I went into detail about how to identify plants in each different poisonous plant families and what you can do if you come across one that’s toxic while out hunting or gathering materials.


One of the most common plant families people may encounter is that of Anacardiaceae. When naming a species, it starts with its genus and then their specific name – for example Toxicodendron radicans or Rhus vernix var rugosa (2). As such, Poison Ivy belongs to the same family as Sumacs because they are both in the genus Toxicodendron.

This article will explore two genera from this particular family: those belonging to Poision Ivy’s Genus- Toxiconedrum; and those who belong to Sumac’s genuserm-Rhus. We start by explaining what taxonomy means so all readers understand how plants have been named throughout history before our discussion on these three major

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For people, the first and last name are not only what identify them as individuals – they also represent their entire family. Similarly, for plants like tomatoes or roses (both members of a species), it is actually both genus name species that make up an individual’s identity. The key difference between human names and plant naming conventions? Humans don’t repeat themselves while each different plant has its own unique combination of genus species!


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The way in which we assign our coveted alphabetical order to humans with birth certificates may seem arbitrary; but when you think about how similar this process can be from one animal species to another – especially those classified under “higher” forms such as mammals rather than amphibians or invertebrates – it becomes clear just how

“Rhus” refers to the genus for Sumac and “glauca” means blue. Glaucous plants are those with a powdery or waxy bloom, often bluish in color. The species name is applied to other genera as well; Festuca glauca is Blue Fescue while Echeveria glauca is Blue Hen-and-Chicks, for example. Picea glauca can be confusing too because it’s also White Spruce but then there’s “Picea pungens.” This goes both ways when we’re talking about birch trees–there’s Betula nigra which gives us Black Birch tree but sometimes you’ll see Alnus serrul

Black Birch is the same as River Birch, except that “Black” means Black. The scientific name for these trees are Betula lenta and B. nigra respectively; however, their common names should be different because one could conclude from a Latin translation of “nigra” to mean black (though this does not seem accurate). Smooth Sumac goes by Rhus glabra though it has both meanings in its titles: genus being capitalized (“Rhus”) while species being lowercase (glabras’). This seems like an example of when two words represent each other with identical meaning especially considering they have similar naming conventions too!

The common name for poison ivy, “Rhus glabra”, is said to have been used in different languages by various Native tribes. Such names include: Texan Poison Ivy (in English and Spanish), Gipee-maa’kóhcháułtiiwajaachíi’naasgiikaa or Chapalote Sapo Lenguado(in Apache/Navaho)

The very well known plant ‘poison ivy’, Rhus Glabra has many variations of its native language title including; Texian Poison Ivy (“gipeemaa” means weed in the Apache dialects); Chippewyan – Waskútiksimaapagwaad

The Kiowa name, Maw-kho-la refers to “smoking mixture” (similar I am assuming with the well known name Kinnickinnick that is used for both a mix of herbs and specific ingredients) while Chanzi or Yellow Wood by Dakota, Omaha and Ponca. The Pawnee call it Nuppikt meaning Sour Top because common names are so variable their use in literature often followed up with its scientific counterpart which is italicised. A genus like Rhus include Poison Ivy as Toxicodendron species; together they make an interesting read not only about the plants but also how different cultures perceive them!

Toxicodendron are a genus of plants that has been the subject for much discussion and speculation. Poison Ivy (a type of Toxicodendron) is often thought to be only one plant with many types, but in reality there can also be variations between these two specific species: it’s not just about them being separate or similar, as well. There is another distinct member within this family called Poison Sumac which may seem like vernix rather than Rhus at first glance – because you’ll notice no initial after the mention!

So, if we were to list the species of Toxicodendron in North America, rather than write out the genus name each time as in the previous paragraph we would list them as: Toxicodendron diversilobum, T. pubescens, T. radicans and so on for a total of 8 different toxic plants – Poison Ivy

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Poison Ivy and its relatives should not be consumed nor even contacted. Most people will react to Poison Ivy if they come in contact with the plant’s oils, though some reactions can happen without any physical contact at all. Some methods for desensitizing oneself include eating Poison ivy’s young buds or leaves which are often strongly discouraged as a dangerous practice by many due to it being an incredibly poisonous genus of plants


The poison ivy is so bad that most people who touch them have negative effects from their oil-based substance on your skin; however those sensitive enough may lose sensitivity after gradually consuming these very toxic plants over time through carefully laid out desensitising protocols such as ingesting fresh Poison Ivys’ buddings

I was leading a plant walk the other day when one man insisted that his uncle had told him about how to treat Poison Ivy. The trick is “white bread and mayonnaise sandwiches.” I also learned from this experience, it’s important not only for people who have never reacted before but even more so for those with potent exposures because they can suddenly break out in rashes with redness, itching, blistering as well. This change often happens due to intense exposure which should be avoided by cutting firewood near Posion Ivy or dried plants since their toxic properties are persistent after drying up

Poison Ivy is a plant that can be poisonous to humans and animals alike. It’s important to know where it grows, how you interact with the plant (especially by digging), and what plants have been proven effective for treating poison ivy rashes when applied topically or consumed as an extract like in Jewelweed juice.

In parts of the Northeast, if you touch Poison Ivy and then jump up in the air within a few minutes to get out from underneath it’s vines’ reach before they can take hold (a belief that was espoused by Native Americans), but end up touching your skin with hands on which there is still some contact poison ivy oil left over, or even just leave behind traces of exposed skin where no rash had developed yet – ‘medically known as “contact dermatitis”‘- such an act will trigger what folklorist Charles Leland referred to as a “running blister.”

The Iroquois believed that one who jumped when encountering Poison Ivy would most likely experience its terrible effects. For me at least, Jewelweed has been my

There are many other remedies, though often not as seemingly miraculous as Jewelweed. Herbs like Plantain (Plantago spp.) and Yellow Dock (Rumex spp.) sooth irritated Poison Ivy rashes while astringent herbs such Oak (Quercus), Pine (Pinus) Raspberry or Blackberry leaves can be used for redness and inflammation with watery discharge. The Iroquois use White Pine trees boiled knots to treat poison ivy rash

Poison Ivy is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes and even to help cure poison ivy rashes. This was done by applying the leaves of Black Locust, Cleavers (Galium aparine), Bloodroot, or using just Poison Ivy itself on sores and rashes. The Iroquois tribe would often use this poisonous green weed when treating skin disorders such as for sore spots in order to “ripen” them into something better like with their Apache counterparts who also applied it on scratches from thorns so they wouldn’t get infected.

The Cherokee used Poison Ivy for emetics and the Pacific Poison Oak to treat eye problems. The Diegueno Indians applied it for warts, ringworm, and rattlesnake bites while Mendocino Natives use it with other plants in making Sumac-ade which tastes like sour lemonade!

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The berries of various species can be soaked in water and then squeezed, strained; a sweetener is added to the liquid. I prefer maple syrup–it’s full-bodied with just enough sweetness that it compliments any dish! People often worry about Poison Sumac but it has white berries instead of red ones from Rhus Species which are harmless (plus they grow away from true sumacs). Drupes may technically not qualify as “berries,” but their fleshy insides make them deliciously juicy perfect for jams or pies.

There are many cases when a berry is not actually related to the plant family that it shares its name with. For example, Sumac fruits and others from plants in other botanical families still bear their names as berries even though they do not come from trees or bushes of the same genus. Stone fruit such as peaches and plums also fall under this category because while they may be more fleshy than most true berries, you would never eat them for sustenance; only enough to enjoy one’s flavor on your tongue rather than extract juice like sumacs which have insignificant pulp next to large seeds (though some varieties can provide pleasant tasting hairs).

After juicing the fruit clusters, they should be soaked in water (cold infusion) to extract their flavor. They are then crushed for full color and freshness. The hairs can lead to an unpleasant throat feeling so it is best not to drink them with the beverage or strain out of your liquid before adding a sweetener if you prefer something less sour than natural honey would give off on its own.

Sumac is a shrub with crimson fruit clusters that are astringent and sour. They can be used for medicinal purposes, but will have an especially drying effect due to the combination of these two properties. When picked before ripening, they also won’t produce Sumac-ade because it’s too bitter–although red in color from being ripe, their taste has been tainted by bitterness and makes them undesirable as food or drink when ingested at this stage of growth. If you collect its juice soon after rainfall (when they’re still full), the acidic flavor comes out more strongly than if collected later on; so while waiting for rain may seem like forever during warm months where there isn’t much precipitation throughout the year, getting your hands dirty


Sumac-ade is a refreshing drink made from the fruit of the sumac plant. This thirst quenching beverage, which tastes like cranberry juice with citrus notes and has high potassium content, can be served over ice or mixed in drinks for an extra zing! It’s also used to make other delicious treats such as lemonade, sorbets, marmalades and more. Plus you’ll learn how to use this versatile wild food medicinally by creating some tasty astringent remedies that are great for rashes diarrhea . And don’t forget about Sumacs many bushcraft uses too–young shoots peeled off reveal tender cores perfect raw or cooked vegetables full of flavor but lacking bitterness making them different than most veggies out there today.”

The wild Sumac plant is an edible, robust source of Vitamin C. It can be found in the Eastern part of North America and Europe where it grows to as much as six feet tall. The fruits are a well-known culinary spice in Middle East countries like Syria and Lebanon. Euell Gibbons wrote about how he made Elderberry (Sambucus) jelly with Sumach-ade; Steve Brill offers up a recipe for sumac Hollandaise sauce that’s perfect on roasted salmon or chicken breasts; but don’t forget Survival Books For Your Bunker!

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Sumac is a great natural material for those who enjoy being creative. The wood burns green, which saves time and energy as it doesn’t require drying before use; the branches can be drilled out to make baskets or bee smokers with just some careful work; you could even use it in your garden by planting one near an apple tree where its fruit will attract insects away from the apples!


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There is more to Poison Ivy than just an itchy rash, they are actually a very versatile plant with many medicinal and survival benefits. The Hualapai use the leaves of Stinkbush Sumac as an insect repellant for their skin while we in modern society have forgotten about its other features that can be used to our advantage when out on nature hikes or camping trips. From knowing how to avoid these plants at all costs due to allergies from them which could cause you debilitating pain throughout your body – even if only touching one small leaf! To being able find relief by rubbing the juice found within into areas where there was contact made between human flesh and poison ivy-related toxins (riverside).

Stinkbush sumac

There are many benefits of survivalists becoming acquainted with Sumac species, from vegetables and beverages to various craft applications. These plants can be found in abundance around the area for preppers because they’re so small and highly common. Sources include: NormanackSuzanne SchroeterVlad Podvorny