Nature photographers, avoid the PoodleDog flower

I went out a week ago to a hike up in the Angeles National Forest and brushed up against the Poodle Dog, a “fire follower” flower that’s bright purple against sticky dark green leaf stalks. The leaves secrete a substance that’s sticky to the touch and hard to wash off – 24 to 48 hours after contact (and sometimes longer as I’m still having areas of rash pop up on my body) you will start to itch and break out in little bumps.

After a day of that it will seem like it’s going away but in reality it’s morphing itself for the long haul on your skin and will come back with a vengeance. With no signs of slowing, some cortisone may be in order later this week.

It’s day 8 and the webs of my fingers and backs of my hands are covered in little itchy bumps. Check out my inner right arm.

Avoid the Poodledog!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s