Blog Archives (June 2015)

poison ivy seedling

A viewer sent in this very good photo of poison ivy seedling. I think it's cute but she doesn't. You can see the baby leaves, the oval-shaped leaves called cotyledons.

TAGS: seedlings
June 24, 2015 - 5:57pm
odd poison ivy

The biggest problem in trying identify poison ivy is how VARIABLE the plant can be. I couldn't be sure about this plant.

TAGS: unusual
June 22, 2015 - 1:19pm
poison ivy and jewelweed

I was out for a walk one day and ran into a rather educated nature observer. He was able to identify various tree species that I didn't know of. But then he made an interesting statement that struck me as both very lovely and quite untrue.

TAGS: jewelweed
June 15, 2015 - 3:45pm
Sweet Fern vs Poison Ivy

Here is a rare True Fact: poison ivy NEVER grows along with sweet fern. These two plants just don't get along, and I have no idea what is behind this.

TAGS: Sweet Fern
June 9, 2015 - 2:52pm