Guess Who Is Coming?

poison ivy wall

Along with mosquitos and ticks, one of the few unwelcome aspects of spring and summer is the return of poison ivy to its leafy, exansive, take-over-the-world form. 

Remember, poison ivy has three major growth forms: ground vine, small shrub, and climbing vine. And it excels at all three ways to grow.

The same ground vine that may occupy 12 acres will instantly become a champion climber whenever it hits a vertical surface, be that a tree or a wall.

But in this case we see lots of poison ivy, but also Virginia Creeper and some small harmless shrubs. So go easy on the weedkiller!

We also show a key to which is poison ivy and which is not.

poison ivy on a wall