Poison ivy Revealed in Fall

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.

In any case, poison ivy is capable of some of the most brilliant fall color, which is why it was brought to England and Europe by early visitors to this continent. 

It is a mystery to me why, since it was fairly widely planted in England and France, it did not escape the gardens and become the common nightmare that it is in North America.

I have never seen, nor heard stories, of wild poison ivy growth in Englan or France. Have you?