Plant ID forum: Is this poison ivy?

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Name: Nicole
New Hampshire (Zone 5a)
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Nicoliosis
Jun 9, 2016 6:48 AM CST
Hi guys.
We bought a house last year and a few weeks later after doing some yard work/cutting back all the overgrowth, I found myself covered in poison ivy so bad I had to go to the hospital and get on prednisone Sad
I have done so much research on identifying the plant but there's so much information out there that I don't think I quite understand how many different ways it can look.

Is this the stuff?
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Or this?
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Sorry for the poor picture quality, it is very windy today. I can try to take better pictures if needed.

Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Jun 9, 2016 7:56 AM CST
I live in Ohio, and all of the poison ivy I have seen up here has notches in the leaves - and often a touch of red in the stem. That middle photo could possibly be poison ivy, but I would say no to the other 2 photos.
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porkpal
Jun 9, 2016 8:15 AM CST
I agree with cwhitt. None of them look like poison ivy to me, but the 2nd is the most possible.
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
Jun 9, 2016 8:34 AM CST
Wow - this site is interesting:
http://www.poison-ivy.org/plants

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 9, 2016 8:58 AM CST
I agree, photo #2 does look like Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

More images on this page show different leaf photos: http://www.thepoisonivyguy.com/

This page has illustrations showing comparison of leaves of Eastern Poison Ivy to others: http://www.electricant.net/projects/poisonivy/

Poison Ivy can be truly awful for some to experience. I volunteered for a few years at a local botanical gardens in my area and I came into contact with the stuff a couple of times but luckily the rash was only on my arms and not severe; although it made me miserable! Not so lucky was a lady who volunteered with me; one time she was weeding an area that contained poison ivy and not thinking wiped her face with her gloved hand ... she ended up in the hospital, it got in her eyes!!

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purpleinopp
Jun 9, 2016 9:10 AM CST
Hi & welcome!

PI has alternate leaves. If you're unsure and you see alternate leaves of 3 leaflets each, best to avoid. If the leaves are in opposite pairs, it's probably boxelder maple. I can't tell from your pics which way the leaves are arranged.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 9, 2016 9:23 AM CST
The leaves do look very similar:
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Name: Nik D
Northeast Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nikdav9
Jun 13, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Poison ivy?

Please help identify:




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Name: Nik D
Northeast Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nikdav9
Jun 13, 2016 12:35 PM CST
2nd look:


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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Nicoliosis said:Hi guys.



Or this?
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This one is a seedling ash tree.

Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jun 13, 2016 2:13 PM CST
PlantMania said:Wow - this site is interesting:
http://www.poison-ivy.org/plants



My god, who would want a poison ivy SHRUB
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 13, 2016 2:35 PM CST
Nikdav9 said:2nd look:


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Welcome! It's hard to see all three leaflets but it does have the look of poison ivy.

Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jun 13, 2016 7:57 PM CST
There's actually a guy on etsy.com selling poison ivy seeds, hahanwoooowwww
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
Jun 14, 2016 6:40 AM CST
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