Plant ID forum: poison ivy/oak?

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delaware
poisonsumacker
Dec 20, 2017 9:50 AM CST
I woke up this morning with what looks like a poison ivy rash on my wrist. Yesterday I was cutting down some vines that were growing up a tree. Can anyone identify the leaves of the plants in the attached pics? Are they poison something?
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porkpal
Dec 20, 2017 10:36 AM CST
Nope. Looks more like cat briar or green briar.
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delaware
poisonsumacker
Dec 20, 2017 10:48 AM CST
How about this one?
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purpleinopp
Dec 20, 2017 11:58 AM CST
PI never has thorns.
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DaisyI
Dec 20, 2017 12:08 PM CST
But greenbriar could give you a rash if you are allergic to it. So could the blackberry vine in your last photo.
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purpleinopp
Dec 20, 2017 1:04 PM CST
Agree, poison ivy is not the only plant that can cause contact dermatitis.
And when one encounters the sap inside of cut plants, the number of potential culprits increases exponentially.

And just because the leaves that are available to photograph are not PI, there could be PI vines/stems that have already lost their leaves among these vines that still have leaves, and that touching them caused an exposure to PI.

PI leaves turn a brilliant red color in the fall, then fall off. I am not sure about the timing of this for your location.
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greene
Dec 20, 2017 2:19 PM CST
What got my attention in your question was that some vines were growing up a tree. Look in our database at the entry for poison ivy and you will see some images of what poison ivy looks like as it grows up the tree trunk. Even without leaves, you should be able to recognize it next time you work around the trees.


And @purpleinopp is correct. Any part of the plant can contain the oil that causes the rash in many people. Look at these twigs and seed pods -
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Silversurfer
Dec 20, 2017 4:32 PM CST
poisonsumacher..this link is one I was shown years ago.
It had excellent pics and very clear descriptions that may help you in the future...please scroll all of it.

http://grandpacliff.com/Plants...

In your first 3 pics there are clearly at least 2 different plants.
Pic 2 leaves have 3 veins so look like Smilax sp.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...


Some stems are green others brown.
Some have tendrils.
Some have thorns.
Other leaves show different vein pattern
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Dec 20, 2017 5:28 PM CST
Photo #2 is, I think, Greenbrier vine. #1 and #3 are the same plant and it has big thorns. #4 is a Blackberry or something close.
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purpleinopp
Dec 21, 2017 9:37 AM CST
Blackberry = Rubus genus. There are many species in Rubus genus.

By greenbrier, do you mean Smilax? This genus also has many species.
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DaisyI
Dec 21, 2017 10:39 AM CST
Yes, Greenbrier = Smilax
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delaware
poisonsumacker
Dec 22, 2017 7:31 AM CST
Thank you all for the info. I definitely came into contact with something out there. I am thinking that it may have been a poison ivy vine without the leaves. Maybe when I cut it, some of the oil got on my wrist/hand. The first pic that green posted looks like some of the ivy that I cut. If I can, I will post a pic today of the remnants of the vine that looked like that (vine with fuzzy looking outgrowths like in first pic greene posted).
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purpleinopp
Dec 22, 2017 8:03 AM CST
One does not need to cut leafless PI vines to be affected if they are alive and just dormant for winter. Just touching them, or the dead leaves, could get urishiol on your skin.
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