Blog Archives (fall)

poison ivy tree growth

Another example of poison ivy revealing itself in fall.

When poison ivy climbs a tree, it often sends out long horizontal branches that can be mistaken for the tree itself. But because poison ivy often turns color before the host tree, it is suddenly revealed, as in this case.

TAGS: tree, fall, auturmn
October 8, 2019 - 12:30pm
Fall Poison Ivy with Truck

There are a few things to take note of in this photo:

1. All the green leaves and berries close to the camera ARE poison ivy.

2. All the bright red leaves closer to the road ARE ALSO poison ivy.

September 30, 2019 - 1:27pm
poison ivy roadside in fall

Poison ivy lives on nearly every roadside in the eastern part of the United States.

It loves the sunlight it finds there, and birds drop the seeds there when they hang out on the wires overhead.

TAGS: fall, autumn
September 23, 2019 - 10:05am

Poison ivy is one of the most enthusiastic participants in the fall foliage extravaganza.

Poison ivy often starts turning early, and can have truly lovely fall color, featuring red, orange, and yellow, sometimes mingling on a single leaf.

TAGS: fall, autumn
September 12, 2019 - 10:15am
poison ivy on roadside tree

Here is another example of poison ivy revealing itself with great fall color. However, for reasons known only to the poison ivy gods, while most of this ivy has turn bright red, a portion on the lower right has turned yellow, and some is still green.

TAGS: fall, roadside
October 19, 2018 - 9:43am
Virginia Creeper in fall

Be aware that Virginia creeper, the vine that often grows right along with poison ivy, also turns color in the fall. Both can be ground vines and both certainly climb.

October 9, 2018 - 5:10pm
fall poison ivy on fence

Here is yet another example of how poison ivy reveals itself in the fall. We have likely driven by this vine growing on a fence many times. But because the poison ivy turned such great yellow, orange, and red – we noticed it.

TAGS: fall, autumn, fence
October 2, 2018 - 5:10pm
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.

TAGS: fall, England, Europe
September 24, 2018 - 12:25pm
fall poison ivy

Up here in central New England, 2017 has had an extremely late first frost. (I wil forgo discussion of global warming to avoid the hate mail that such topics generate.) 

November 11, 2017 - 6:46pm
poison ivy in fall

In spite of its generally tough-guy attitude, poison ivy is one of the first plants to give up and turn colors in the fall. Which makes early fall a great time to look for it. Often you can find trees, walls, or the ground itself covered with bright red, orange and yellow leaves.

TAGS: autumn, fall
September 14, 2017 - 10:31pm

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