Word of the Day #2: Phytophotodermatitis
Today’s notable word is phytophotodermatitis: an inflammatory skin reaction caused by dual exposure to a toxic plant and the sun. This is a fun one to break down: phyto=plant, photo=light, derma=skin, itis=inflammation; from the Greek. Keep your eye out for two of the Bay Area’s phytophototoxic species, Cow Parsnip (Heracleum maximum) and Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum). The...