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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 on roadside tree
October 19, 2018

Here is another example of poison ivy revealing itself with great fall color. However, for reasons known only to the poison ivy gods, while most of this ivy has turn bright red, a portion on the lower right has turned yellow, and some is still green.

Virginia Creeper in fall
October 9, 2018

Be aware that Virginia creeper, the vine that often grows right along with poison ivy, also turns color in the fall. Both can be ground vines and both certainly climb.

fall poison ivy on fence
October 2, 2018

Here is yet another example of how poison ivy reveals itself in the fall. We have likely driven by this vine growing on a fence many times. But because the poison ivy turned such great yellow, orange, and red – we noticed it.

poison ivy fall color
September 24, 2018

For some reason, poison ivy, the tough guy that grows everywhere, tends to give up and turn fall color very early, before many other plants.

It also comes out pretty early in the spring, so maybe giving up early is part of its internal timing.