Blog Archives (poison ivy)

Virginia Creeper vs Poison Ivy

On the left is a pretty example of Virginia creeper in the fall.

On the right is poison ivy.

In spite of how different they look, Virginia creeper is the number one plant that gets confused with poison ivy.

Here are the two clear ways to tell them apart:

October 21, 2019 - 4:07pm
poison ivy on utility pole

Sometimes it seems like poison ivy has a special love for utiliity poles, but in fact it will climb on anything that stands still.

July 8, 2019 - 10:50am
poison ivy in ice

Normally you would not expect to see poison ivy growing out of icy swamp water.

But all these vines, from the big 2-incher to the tiny 1/4 incher are all poison ivy.

February 4, 2019 - 7:47pm