I hope someone can help! Can not eradicate and causes a rash.

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Date Photo Taken: 06/20/2014
Location: Acworth,GA
Posted By: andrew b

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I am trying to help clean up a neighbor’s flower beds. In one picture, the plant has thorns, in the other the plant has none. I have had no success with permanent removal, and I sometimes get a poison ivy type rash. The leaves are in three’s, but the plants do not look like poison ivy to me. Thank you for your help, Andrew

COMMENTS

  1. elbillaf Leaf Lover says:

    You say you get a rash – do you specifically get a rash after messing with this plant? If it has thorns, I’m guessing it’s a bramble (blackberry or raspberry.)

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    June 24th, 2014 at 5:56 pm
  2. Witchazel Leaf Lover says:

    Agreed, this is wild blackberry but fruits are only borne on 2yr and older plants and the two you have pictured are first year. I’ve never heard of anyone developing a rash from them but it’s possible you’re just allergic. If the rash persists, and you’re clearing out your neighbors flower beds, look for poison ivy.

    June 25th, 2014 at 8:57 am
  3. Delores Unregistered says:

    Looks like poison oak /ivy to me. Leaves of three let them be.

    June 27th, 2014 at 9:47 am
  4. elbillaf Unregistered says:

    It surely *does* look like poison ivy a little. I used to be a little confused myself. But if you notice the stalk has thorns, which poison ivy doesn’t have. Also, the side leaflets on poison ivy tend to be shaped more like mittens, but the thorns are a dead giveaway. It could be the stickers caused the rash, or as the other fellow said, it could be there’s some PI mixed in with this.

    June 29th, 2014 at 1:35 am
  5. jake12121212 Flower Fanatic says:

    Dewberry. Which is a lot like a creeping blackberry. Give it plenty of sun and enjoy.

    July 9th, 2014 at 11:42 pm

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