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Jul 5, 2017 7:45 PM CST
Dallas, Texas
I recently moved into a new home here in Dallas, TX. The back yard was a bit of a jungle, so I went right to work taming it. A few days in, I contracted a terrible rash confirmed to be from poison ivy. I've done a thorough search and couldn't find anything that looked like poison ivy...until I saw this. I have a hard time believing it's poison ivy because it was purposely planted (it's still in the earthen cups) in this nice, porcelain planter. Thoughts?
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Jul 5, 2017 7:50 PM CST
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Not poison ivy. That's a bean of some sort. Maybe Purple Hyacinth Bean (Lablab purpureus)
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Jul 5, 2017 7:53 PM CST
Name: Carol
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There are lots of plants that have leaves of three, that have nothing to do with poison ivy. That doesn't look like poison ivy to me, but we don't have it here...just poison oak. There are many other plants that can cause a rash in some people though. Pretty much any plant with milky sap can cause a reaction in some folks.
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Jul 5, 2017 9:21 PM CST
Name: Susan
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It's possible that the previous homeowner killed poison ivy vines, but didn't remove them. The dead vines may not have recognizable leaves any longer, but they could still give you a bad rash.
Hope you feel better soon!
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Jul 6, 2017 11:39 AM CST
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If you were trimming/pruning plants, the list of potential dermatitis-causing culprits dramatically increases, regardless of color of the sap inside the plants.
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