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    08 / 03 / 2014

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My HOA has not been keeping the detention pond clear, and some of the plants were growing up over the top of the fence. I was chopping them back last weekend and got what I believe is a case of urushiol-induced contact dermatitis. But I can’t figure out which plant it was that gave it to me. Anybody see a poison ivy/oak/sumac plant in this picture? Or any other potentially toxic plant? If not, I have pictures of other plants I could post but didn’t want to post tons of pics all at once…


  • the count Registered says:

    Thanks for the reply, stone. I finally found some poison ivy that was growing around the stalk of another plant I had been chopping. Sneaky bugger… In researching about poison ivy treatments I come across a nice bit of trivia: in China they use the urushiol from a poison ivy relative (toxicodendron vernicifluum) as the primary ingredient in the manufacture of lacquer. I’d hate to be the one assigned to harvest the oil!

    August 4th, 2014 at 9:36pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    I believe that I see moonseed vine (menispermum canadense), and I’ve known people that said they developed dermatitis when they handled it. Moonseed vine produces beautiful berries, but it’s weedy. Maybe you could provide a link to the rest of the pictures? I see privet in your picture, but most of the greenery isn’t real clear.

    August 4th, 2014 at 2:32pm

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