Botany can be a wonderful hobby and an interesting profession. If you are a botanist, you get to know the names of all those plants that not so many people know about. One of the most exciting plants I have heard of is the poison oak. The plant itself looks intriguiging. It might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the way an average poison oak can look like before embarking on a hiking trip or before camping. If you are not careful enough, you might experience rash from poison oak that can make you feel uncomfortable for many days. you want to avoid such situations at all cost, so make sure that you are ready for anything.