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poison ivy leaves in 3 sizes and colors

The question is: which of these three leaves IS poison ivy?

They are totally different colors, sizes, shapes, and textures.

Not a hard one, of course: they are all three poison ivy, just at different growth stages.

TAGS: sizes, growth
June 2, 2020 - 1:07pm
poison ivy and Virginia creeper

Here is yet another example of the difference between 5-leaved Virginia creeper and 3-leaved poison ivy.

I keep posting versions of this for two reasons:

1. Virginia creeper is still among the most common plants to be confused with poison ivy

May 25, 2020 - 11:53am
jason isbell

Word filtered down to us that Jason Isbell has a line in a song on his newest album, Reunions, that mentions poison ivy and oak.

Naturally, being total poison ivy and poison oak nerds, we wanted to hear it.

The songs is Dreamsicle, and the verse includes:

May 14, 2020 - 5:16pm
two poison ivy plants

It never fails to amaze me how different poison ivy can look from one plant to another, one place to another.

TAGS: spring, two looks
May 8, 2020 - 3:56pm
chimney poison ivy

Here is another great example of the relelenless climbing ability that poison can muster.

This is a location in the Philadelphia area, just this last few weeks in late April.

May 4, 2020 - 3:28pm

Here is the story in the victim's own words:

April 27, 2020 - 5:47pm

We know that poison ivy has many different looks: shiny, not shiny, notched, not notched.

But this photo, sent in from a fellow in Texas, made me look not twice, but about 5 times.

TAGS: mottled, Texas
April 7, 2020 - 8:46pm
poison ivy on bark

This is particularly clear example of the hairy climbing vine that poison ivy often becomes.

The reddish hairs show nicely against the dark bark. And you can see both thick vine and thinner vines, plus one hanging off the right side that has no hairs at all.

April 1, 2020 - 7:28pm
free information downloads

We see people going for walks outdoors during this COVID-19 pandemic and we know people are also worried about poison ivy, of if in California, poison oak.

So we have made up three free downloads:

• A poison ivy fact fact sheet

• A poison oak fact sheet

March 23, 2020 - 3:03pm

All of the nasty face rashes from poison ivy come from people touching their face after getting the plant oil on their hands. Rarely does anyone touch poison ivy directly with their face.

So poison ivy reminds us that we can bring invisible bad stuff from hands to face. 

March 12, 2020 - 1:58pm

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