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May 24, 2020 11:47 AM CST
Boston, MA
This is growing on my fence and the three leaves makes me suspicious that it might be poison ivy. Is anyone able to confirm from this photo? Otherwise are there other photos that I could take that would help identify?

Thanks,
Mike
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May 24, 2020 11:53 AM CST
Name: James
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Welcome!

Yes ...poison ivy - without a doubt -

One or more leaves may be "mitten" shape

leaves may appear "waxy "

"leaves of 3" .....is sometimes true - poison ivy can have 5 to 7 leaves
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May 24, 2020 11:58 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Hi mbroowil, Welcome!

It sure looks Poison Ivy to me too! Here's our database entry where you will find photos for comparison: Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

More photos for comparison on these pages:
https://extension.umass.edu/la...
https://ag.umass.edu/landscape...
https://www.fs.fed.us/database...
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May 24, 2020 12:08 PM CST
Boston, MA
Thanks for confirming! I really appreciate it.
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May 24, 2020 12:30 PM CST
Name: John
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Yes again to Poison Ivy. The way it is attached/clinging to the fence is also a defining feature, along with those three-parted leaves alternately arranged along the stems.
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