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Bethany123
May 14, 2016 5:48 PM CST
I just noticed this plant growing in my front and back yard in amongst my giant bamboo. It looks a lot like poison ivy which is, of course, concerning. However, before I tear it out I wanted to make sure. I live in Portland, Oregon if that helps. I'd appreciate any help!
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 14, 2016 5:57 PM CST
Welcome! Bethany. It's not poison ivy, but I'm not familiar with the plant in your picture so hopefully someone from nearer your area there in Oregon can identify it.
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robertduval14
May 14, 2016 6:05 PM CST

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Agree with Sooby...definitely, 100% not poison ivy. As to what it actually is, I can't say, but I know that it isn't P.I.
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AlyssaBlue
May 14, 2016 7:58 PM CST
It looks like young grape vine. Do you have invasive grape vines in the area, or live near a vineyard?
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sooby
May 14, 2016 8:12 PM CST
The leaves appear to be opposite, which would rule out a grape vine as they have alternate leaf arrangement.

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