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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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bus stop poison ivy
July 22, 2018

A viewer sent in this memorable photo of a tree covered with poison ivy – at a bus stop. 

sweet fern
July 19, 2018

We got a lovely email from a viewer about sweet fern and his father:

mowing poison ivy
July 16, 2018

Mowing poison ivy is a mixed bag:

It is good to mow it since that will keep it in check. Without leaves it can't survive, so it won't invade your lawn.

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: