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There is a great deal of confusion about poison ivy vs. poison oak, since there are two kinds of poison ivy and two kinds of poison oak. Learn more.

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monster poison ivy leaf
June 18, 2018

This photo was sent by a viewer. And this might be the largest poison ivy leaf we have ever seen! Could be 6 x 8 inches, which is enormous.

Because of vastly increased CO2 in the atmosphere, poison ivy is growing larger (and more potent). 

poison ivy leaves alternating
June 10, 2018

A viewer sent in this photo of a poison ivy (or possibly poison oak) vine.

What is striking about this image is how the leaves of three come off the main stem clearly alternating left and right. You rarely get such a clear view of how this works since the leaves usually hide the stems.

poison ivy on a fence
May 30, 2018

This photo was sent in by a viewer who wanted to know for sure if this monster was poison ivy.

The answer is... YES IT IS POISON IVY!!!

Black ring of poison ivy vine
May 22, 2018

This is a photo of a poison ivy vine that was chainsawed along with the tree that it was climbing upon.