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Name: TT
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hiyall
May 25, 2020 1:37 PM CST
I need help to resolve a debate!
This plant grows in ground cover near driveway. Two friends told me it is poison ivy. I think I asked about this here before and I believe your answer that it is not poison ivy. My latest friend has a degree in biology and definitely thinks it's poison ivy and she is very allergic to it.

The cautionary phrase is Leaves of 3, leave it be! So people see the 3 leaves and want to avoid it, and me!

Computer picture of poison ivy looks like the 3 leaves are more together.

I appreciate any tips to help me now!

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KFredenburg
May 25, 2020 1:40 PM CST
I am definitely no expert like your friend, but it doesn't necessarily look like poison ivy to me.
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BigBill
May 25, 2020 1:46 PM CST
Poison ivy.
I can remember what I had for breakfast yesterday so I can't recall you other post. But that makes me itch just looking at it.
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Name: TT
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hiyall
May 25, 2020 1:47 PM CST
Thanks Kim & Big Bill, It is hard to tell by comparing computer pictures. I hope that it is not poison ivy! I hope I can find out what is it! I think it gets yellow flowers. I'll have to search pics!

It doesn't seem to bother us when we work around the plants. Obviously, I haven't been working there too much because the plant is still growing!
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Name: TT
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hiyall
May 25, 2020 2:18 PM CST
https://www.wikihow.com/Identi...

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs...

Here are more references to help ID poison ivy.
Even though my plant has 3 leaves on a stem, they don't appear to be clusters of 3 leaves.
This says there will be a main leaf with a stem and 2 side leaflets.
All the leaves on mine appear similar.

I found a picture from last year showing the small yellow flowers from this plant.
It also shows that the leaves don't grow in a cluster.
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BigBill
May 25, 2020 2:26 PM CST
Poison ivy does have flowers and it makes tiny gray berries. I just have stuck around long enough to see what color the flowers are.
I have had poison ivy about 35-40 times in my life, a couple were difficult.
While on our site, look it up in the plant database where you'll find loads of images. There is no such thing as an immunity and sooner or later with enough exposure, everyone can get it.
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hiyall
May 25, 2020 2:40 PM CST
Thanks, Bill. I'm not sure how my ? is posted in both plant ID and ask a question forums.
I was looking at the plant data base and thought those pictures are very helpful!
However, the more I look, the more I am confused!
I'll go back out and take another look!

I guess if I don't need the plant maybe I should try to get rid of it!
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plantladylin
May 25, 2020 2:40 PM CST
Can you get any more photos, from a little distance instead of close up? I wouldn't have recognized that plant as Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) but perhaps leaves can be variable? Shrug!
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ViburnumValley
May 25, 2020 9:30 PM CST
hiyall:

Post some more pictures, already!

Many of us here know exactly what Poison Ivy looks like. I have this plant all over the Valley, from new seedlings to climbing trunked specimens the size of my wrist.

What we need here is visual information from YOU. You have the plant. Take more pictures of it from as many different directions as you can stand, and post the pictures here. You say you have previous photos of the plant in bloom. Post those, too, so that aspect can be evaluated.

Here are links to previous posts you've made at this site:

The thread "Poison ivy?" in Ask a Question forum from March 2019

The thread "Poison ivy?" in Ask a Question forum today, on the other forum

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oneeyeluke
May 26, 2020 3:23 AM CST
I have worked around poison ivy for years and that's not poison ivy. Here's a couple of photos of poison ivy, notice the how the leaves are shaped. Poison ivy will produce red leaves too in the fall.
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Name: TT
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hiyall
May 26, 2020 7:29 AM CST
Hi Y'all!

I apologize for not posting photos.
I had trouble with camera and computer cooperating, or me cooperating with them!

Trying again today!

I'm sure I can get rid of plants. Many times these vines regrow. My friend and I walk on trails and many times she thinks she is seeing poison ivy.
She is also removing vines from her property and has an allergic rash.
I am sure she is alert to these plants

Picture from today

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Picture with bloom last year




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Name: Big Bill
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BigBill
May 26, 2020 8:03 AM CST
Garden centers and big box stores carry a poison ivy/poison oak spray that I have found to be pretty effective.
At my 50 preserve, I had about 3 miles of trails and I would spray anytime I saw it. So to protect me and the visiting public I kept after it. I am horribly allergic!
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stone
May 26, 2020 10:13 AM CST
I'm not recognizing your plant.

I have both poison ivy, and poison oak, and another look-a-like, fragrant sumac.

your plant doesn't look like any of them!

some poison ivy does have smooth non-jagged leaves:
https://blogs.massaudubon.org/...

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lauribob
May 26, 2020 10:31 AM CST
It doesn't look like the poison ivy I have on my land, but I live out west, which I believe is a different plant. That being said, the flower/berry cluster looks right for poison ivy, so I would use caution. I am also allergic.
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Name: TT
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hiyall
May 26, 2020 8:32 PM CST
Thanks to all for the information!

I'm just thinking that maybe I can ask the extension service. We have a unique fella who does tv segments while wearing flowered Hawaiian shirt. He usually talks about pretty plants. Perhaps I can email him to see if he will present poisonous plants! If I find out ID will let you know! @BigBill, thanks for tip on spray. I will check it out & tell friend!
Name: Big Bill
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BigBill
May 26, 2020 8:37 PM CST
Sure thing. You're welcome.
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porkpal
May 26, 2020 9:31 PM CST
I'd still like to see more pictures.
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Name: TT
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hiyall
May 26, 2020 9:58 PM CST
OK, I will try to get more and better pictures. this vine is in a bed of jasmine ground cover, so I try to separate the vine from the ground cover. If I dig it up, I'm sure I can pictures of just the vine! Thanks for your interest in my dilemma!
Name: TT
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hiyall
May 27, 2020 2:42 PM CST
I did more research on poison ivy.
The county extension site has info and small pictures where plant looks similar. The main thing I learned is that there are variations to poison ivy and poison oak.

I was in flower bed today and spied some of the vine at base of tree.

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porkpal
May 27, 2020 3:11 PM CST
Yes, now it looks like poison ivy. The way it uses little "rootlets" to climb the tree is very characteristic.
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