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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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September 14, 2017

In spite of its generally tough-guy attitude, poison ivy is one of the first plants to give up and turn colors in the fall. Which makes early fall a great time to look for it. Often you can find trees, walls, or the ground itself covered with bright red, orange and yellow leaves.

September 5, 2017

Virginia creeper is supposed to have 5 leaflets in a group. Normally it does, but occasionally it gets "lazy" and only give out 3. Which is a problem for people trying to distinguish it from poison ivy, which always has the the leaflets.

August 21, 2017

We have been wondering for years, and still wonder: with so much terrrible poison oak throughout California, why are there no poison oak plant control services?

August 15, 2017

Those wacky guys at Umar Mycka's The Poison Ivy Horticulturist sent us a real nightmare image of poison ivy taking over the side of a house and reaching for the doorknob!