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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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poison ivy comic
September 19, 2018

Umar Mycka, the poison ivy removal wizard from Philadelphia, has been publishing an ongoing graphic novel about The Partners 5, a superhero troop of poison ivy destroyers.

poison ivy conduit
September 14, 2018

This is an outdoor electric conduit. Growing on it is mostly Virginia creeper, but also a teeny bit of poison ivy.

These two plants often grow together. The thing that ususally makes them easy to tell apart is that Virginia creeper has 5 leaves in a group, whereas poison ivy has 3.

poison sumac
August 24, 2018

Poison sumac is a funny topic. Many of the hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors to this site are searching for poison sumac info in Google.

And yet, in 15 years of running this site, I have gotten very few actual photos of poison sumac: it is just not that common.

poison ivy do not enter sign
August 22, 2018

Ironic, ain't it? This lovely little vine growing up a tree next to a Do No Enter sign...

Yes, it IS poison ivy, ready to ruin the rest of your summer if you brush it, grab it, or use it for a decoration, as has been done.