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maple tree and poison ivy color

I noticed this house recently with a spectacular maple tree in full color behind it. 

But then noticed the equally colorful leaves on a vine growing on a pine tree. And guess what?

TAGS: fall color
November 8, 2018 - 10:30am
poison ivy in a hedge

Here is yet another example of poison ivy exposing itself with fall color.

This hedge near our headquarters has had poison ivy growing up through it all summer, but we only noticed it when it turned bright color.

TAGS: hedges
October 31, 2018 - 5:43pm
Virginia Creeper in fall

Here is another example of how poison ivy's less harmful cousin, Virginia creeper, also turns colorful in the fall.

October 26, 2018 - 11:27am
poison ivy on roadside tree

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.

TAGS: fall, roadside
October 19, 2018 - 9:43am
Virginia Creeper in fall

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.

October 9, 2018 - 5:10pm
fall poison ivy on fence

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.

TAGS: fall, autumn, fence
October 2, 2018 - 5:10pm
poison ivy fall color

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.

TAGS: fall, England, Europe
September 24, 2018 - 12:25pm
poison ivy comic

Umar Mycka, the poison ivy removal wizard from Philadelphia, has been publishing an ongoing graphic novel about The Partners 5, a superhero troop of poison ivy destroyers.

September 19, 2018 - 9:32am
poison ivy conduit

This is an outdoor electric conduit. Growing on it is mostly Virginia creeper, but also a teeny bit of poison ivy.

These two plants often grow together. The thing that ususally makes them easy to tell apart is that Virginia creeper has 5 leaves in a group, whereas poison ivy has 3.

TAGS: conduit
September 14, 2018 - 5:43pm
poison sumac

Poison sumac is a funny topic. Many of the hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors to this site are searching for poison sumac info in Google.

And yet, in 15 years of running this site, I have gotten very few actual photos of poison sumac: it is just not that common.

TAGS: poison sumac
August 24, 2018 - 2:55pm

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