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Some law enforcement officials surmised that Richardson, who suffered from bipolar disorder, walked into the canyon, took off her clothes and succumbed to anaphylactic shock from extensive poison oak exposure.
These super aggressive weeds include blackberry, Scotch broom, bindweed (also known as invasive morning glory), horsetail, English ivy, poison oak and old man’s beard (also known as traveler’s joy; an invasive species of clematis).
The acreage is largely given over to fir trees and poison oak.
Her body was found about a mile away after a three-day search through the rugged blackberry bushes and poison oak that choke the walls of the steep, rugged canyon.
Not only was the forest growing, but the understory shrubs and poison oak beneath them became so dense as to be impenetrable.
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POISON OAK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poison oak for English Language Learners
: a common bush in the western U.S. that causes a very itchy and painful rash on your skin if you touch it
POISON OAK Defined for Kids
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