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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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strange poison ivy growth
July 10, 2018

Every so often you may see this sort of strange growth on a poison ivy vine. We sent the photo off to poison ivy scientist John Jelesko and he reports as follows:

poison ivy on guard rail
July 2, 2018

Poison ivy loves roadsides. It loves the sunlight. Birds drop the seeds there, often while sitting on power lines overhead.

We often see poison ivy growing over guard rails, but this example was particularly spectactular.

poison ivy gate
June 26, 2018

I hope the folks that need to close this gate every evening realize that it is sitting right inside a nice garland of poison ivy.

poison ivy murder
June 25, 2018

I once got one of the strangest phone calls of my life, and it was because of this website.

A fellow explained that he had a question about poison ivy and my answer might determine if he spent the rest of his life in prison.