Poison Ivy Flowers and Berries

Poison Ivy Flowers and Berries

I got an email today asking if poison ivy ever has flowers, which is a good question. It can have flowers, but they are so tiny that they are often missed. The photo shows the flowers and the berries that they turn into. 

The flowers are smaller than a child's fingernail, and the berries are the size of a BB.

And while honey from poison ivy flowers might be safe, the berries are not at all safe for people. But birds happily eat them, sit on the phone wires, and drop them by the roadside. Which is one reason that most roadsides in the east of the US have poison ivy growing along them.