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Orchard poison ivy

One place poison ivy LOVES to grow is in apple orchards. It loves the sunlight and the tree trunks, which provide great vertical surfaces to climb upon. Most apple farmers know about ivy and remove it, but not all know.

October 24, 2015 - 4:58pm
poison ivy in Memphis

In case you were wondering whether you can find poison in the city of Memphis (in October) the answer is YES. I was having lunch in a terrific Mexican restaurant and noticed that the huge tree outside the window was covered in very familiar looking leaves.

TAGS: Memphis, urban
October 6, 2015 - 11:25pm
Fall poison ivy

For all of its tough-guy reputation, eastern poison ivy is one of the first plants to give in and turn colors in the late summer. No idea why it does this before even the other vines, like Virginia creeper turn.

TAGS: fall
August 24, 2015 - 1:20pm
poison ivy eye rash

Here is some really good advice: if you think you MIGHT be in or around poison ivy, DO NOT rub your face, tender parts, or eyes!

So many people, such as this unfortunate lady, fall victim to this.

TAGS: eyes, rash
July 23, 2015 - 10:15pm
Jim Brauker poison ivy video

I think his advice is good, but I also think that he is leaving out some very important facts that could cause a person a great deal of misery.

TAGS: washing, Brauker
July 17, 2015 - 5:12pm
poison ivy dog

I got an email from a veterinarian technician: she says dog CAN get poison ivy.

TAGS: dogs, pets
July 1, 2015 - 12:29am
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

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