The Q&A Archives: virgina creepers

Question: are they poisonous, do they cause rashes like poison ivy

Answer: My references don't list Parthenocissus quinquefolia as poisonous, although its leaflets look similar to the evil poison ivy. It is in a different genus, Toxicodendron. However, any plant has the potential to cause irritation if a person is susceptible to it.

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