|I'm new to hiking in the Illinois area so I'm not sure what plants I should be aware of. Today I brushed against a plant that could easily have been Shrub Poison Oak, but I'm not qualified to make that determination.
Within about 2-3 minutes of contact my finger begain to itch and a tiny 2mm area of my finger looks like a scar from a burn. It itches slightly, but doesn't hurt nearly as bad as it looks.
Anyone ever heard of anything like this? Or do I just need to stop eating the fungii I encounter while I'm hiking?