Another Poison Ivy vs Virginia Creeper

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

2. They often grow intertwined, which can lead to even more confusion and claims of seeing 5-leaved poison ivy (which does occur, but only about one in a billion, and when it does, the extra two leaves are below the other three...)

Here in New England, all plants are exploding with growth, and these two are found all over the place!