Each fall, poison ivy one of the first and most lovely leaves to turn colors.
And each year, some number of people fall victim to the magnificent fall colors and break off some vines and take them home for decoration.
And then a day later…. the trouble starts and it gets bad.
Some of the plant oil is already moving from the leaves back into the vine itself, but that just makes the oil from the vines even more potent.
You break off the vine to gather the fall colors and the oil comes out where the vine is broken. From there is gets on your hands, your car seat, your kitchen and beyond.
So before you pick fall leaves make sure they don’t have leaves of three!