skopjecollection said:A vine, a shrub or a tree?
It's a shrub.
I would say some kind of Azalea is a good bet because we have many Azaleas in the yard. But this one looks significantly different from the others. The flowers are much larger and they have kind of a matte finish "crepe paper" texture look.
I looked at pictures of Evergreen Azaleas and it might be right, but the flower petals don't seem to have the same distinctive shape as in the pictures.
EDIT: After looking at more pictures of Evergreen Azaleas, and taking another look at the plant, I'm going to give a DING DING DING to that. Some of the pictures look pretty darn close.
As to the Poison Ivy is that what that is? I thought it might be. I have seen it in that area and wondered if it was. Fortunately it's in a place no one would touch. When I get a chance, I'll get it out of there...
Thank you all for the help! I have a few more to ask about but I will have to let my membership ripen before I'll be allowed to post them.