Information about poison ivy, oak, sumac and the skin rashes they cause
One interesting thing that happens in the fall is that, sometimes, poison ivy gets shown to be hiding in plain site. Here we have a poison ivy vine growing in a hedge. During the spring, summer, and winter, the ivy blends in with the hedge. But for about two weeks in the fall, the ivy turns lovely colors and gives up its secret. This doesn't always work, as poison ivy also grown among plants that also turn fall colors, as I will show in our next post. Still, if you see something like this, take a careful, closer look.