rash from tamarack tree?

J. Kelly hfcckelly at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 27 11:44:41 EST 2000


Any place that has tamaracks usually has poison sumac in addition to poison
ivy.  Showy ladies' slipper (Cyrpipedium reginae), which also grows in
tamarack swamps, can give people a bad rash.

"Beverly Erlebacher" <bae at cs.toronto.edu> wrote in message
news:2000Jun17.001130.20865 at jarvis.cs.toronto.edu...
> In article <8i8qcd$f7p$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>,  <wjboelem at my-deja.com> wrote:
> >Has anyone heard of getting a poison-ivy like rash from a tamarack
> >(Larix larcina) tree?  I planted one in my parents' yard froma local
> >wetland and its the only thing I can think of that I contacted that
> >could cause the rash.
>
> People can develop allergies to almost anything, so it's conceivable
> that you have an allergy to larch, but "local wetlands" can be poison
> ivy farms too.  Even if it wasn't you who dug and hauled it, if it got
> bashed into some PI enough to get some juice on it, it could have passed
> it on to you.
>






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