virgina creepers - Knowledgebase Question

troy, mo
Question by mmc617
August 4, 2005
are they poisonous, do they cause rashes like poison ivy

Answer from NGA
August 4, 2005


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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