Is Baby Poison Ivy Cute?

baby poison ivy in spring

Most babies are cute, of all animal species, and even sprouts from seeds are kind of cute.

But I will bet that only a few people will find the baby spring leaves of poison to be cute.

Here is our little friend climbing up a chain link fence. Note the hairy roots, trying to grab the fence. And the classic "leaves of three". But do remember that many early spring leaves are bright red; seems to fool the insects to some degree. So look closer, look for hairy roots, or test with our SeeLeaf test kits.

And enjoy the warmer days, in spite of poison ivy, ticks, mosquitos, and other hazards of summer.