A Conduit: Wolf Among the Sheep

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.

But once in a while Virginia creeper has only three leaves, usually at the growing end of the vine.