Poison Oak / Oregon Coast?

Asked July 28, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT

Is the attached photo of poison oak? I found it growing at the western tip of Cape Lookout this afternoon. I've lived on the coast for awhile and have never seen it grow anywhere out here, so it's surprising. What's your expert opinion?

Tillamook County Oregon

1 Response

This sample does appear to be poison oak. I have not identified poison oak in the area previously. If you are out in the area later in the summer, please look for flowers or fruit and send me a photo for a more positive identification.