Plant ID forum: Identify this 5 Leaf plant

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Name: Brandon Maurer
Dayton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bmaurer1
May 3, 2017 12:07 PM CST
Can anyone help identify this plant? This is our first spring and we had a painful experience with poison ivy last year and are trying to avoid repeating that.

Dayton, OH
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Semi-Sun tree line
Poison Ivy identified last fall.

Thank you!!

Brandon

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Name: Stewart
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PlantMania
May 3, 2017 12:11 PM CST
Probably Virginia creeper -> Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 3, 2017 2:09 PM CST
I agree

Good idea to want to avoid the poison ivy, Brandon!
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
May 3, 2017 2:13 PM CST
Definitely Virginia Creeper. I have it all over.
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jsf67
May 3, 2017 2:16 PM CST
That five leaf plant seems to like the same conditions as poison ivy. Before my major effort at destroying poison ivy on my property, every place that other plant (likely Virginia Creeper) was, a closer look showed poison ivy as well, and there were very few places in my yard with poison ivy without the Virginia Creeper.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 3, 2017 2:35 PM CST
I find the same thing, Virginia creeper and poison ivy often grow together. But Virginia creeper sap can, apparently, cause a rash in some people:

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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
May 3, 2017 5:49 PM CST
Yeah I had the PI along with the VC too.
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Name: greene
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greene
May 3, 2017 6:14 PM CST
Yes, I agree your photo is Virginia Creeper which some people can get a skin rash from.

Poison Ivy is sneaky. Even when you can't see the plant growing lush and green it can still cause a rash.
Any part of the plant, alive or dead, can still cause the rash.
Your dog or cat can walk through PI, you pet the dog and Thumbs down
Forget to clean the Urushiol oil from your garden tools, touch the tools and Thumbs down .
Pull down a dead-looking vine from a tall tree and Thumbs down
Rake up a bunch of leaves and sticks while wearing lovely garden gloves, bag up the leaves and sticks, take off the gloves and Thumbs down
(Can you tell that I don't like Poison Ivy? Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing )

It's a good idea to be completely covered up while working in the area where you suspect the PI might have been growing, then carefully launder the clothes, use disposable gloves to cover your gardening gloves, don't forget to clean the shoes/boots that may have picked up the Urushiol oil. Maybe those disposable paper botties that surgeons wear could be used?

There are a few other plants that can cause skin rash so it's best to be cautious until you learn what is growing around you. Good luck. Thumbs up
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plantladylin
May 3, 2017 8:44 PM CST
It does look like Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
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