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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 roadsgn
August 13, 2018

Gee, what could that be, creeping up the post holding up that roadsign?

Sure enough, none other than good old poison ivy.

front yard poison ivy
August 10, 2018

I was driving along and noticed this monster growth of poison ivy in someone's yard, along with various children's toys. So I knew that kids were at risk of the kind of rash that ruins the whole summer.

poison ivy treetop
August 3, 2018

Poison ivy climbs a dead tree, looking for light. When it reaches the top, it spreads out in all directions, a sort of poison ivy explosion, looking for more light and for the next thing to climb upon.

poison ivy in a tree crotch
July 29, 2018

Here is a new one: a poison ivy vine growing out of the crotch of a maple tree, about 5 feet from the ground.

The roots don't wrap around the tree and touch the ground: they either start and stop right in the crotch, or even stranger, grow INSIDE the tree trunk.