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    07 / 14 / 2017

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    Miranda O'Dell


I pulled a few weeds two weeks ago, and have been breaking out in a rash that looks a lot like poison ivy. Today, I just looked around and saw both of these growing in two different areas of my yard. Pictures of poison ivy on the internet vary wildly, and other than seeing three leaves, I really am not sure! What do you think?


  • Miranda O'Dell Apprentice says:

    Thank you all. I pulled these two out using gloves and managed to only get one tiny spot on my wrist. Looked around the yard and found more growing. Lived here ten years. Crazy that this stuff is popping up all over! I don’t even live near the woods!

    August 13th, 2017 at 11:55pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:


    July 18th, 2017 at 11:08am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    I’m assuming the heart-shaped leave is from a separate plant.

    July 18th, 2017 at 11:31am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Oops, I meant to add: Agree with Witchazel on the second plant as poison ivy!

    July 18th, 2017 at 9:56am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe Boston ivy (?), to my eyes it appears that the plant in the first photo has a tendril, also the younger leaf is heart-shape form. These are characteristics of the Japanese Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata. The link below with different details between poison ivy & Boston ivy toward the bottom of the page. Best wishes!

    July 18th, 2017 at 9:39am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    I’d suggest you wear heavy duty, disposable plastic/rubber gloves when weeding, and pull out all the poison ivy. Remove the gloves by pulling them inside out as you take them off and dispose of them. Be very careful to dispose of the poison ivy. Do not burn the poison ivy, as the smoke is toxic to breathe. Also be sure to thoroughly wash your hands, arms and any other body areas that might have been touched with plenty of soap and water, immediately after weeding.

    July 18th, 2017 at 8:52am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Highly likely that both are. There can be substantial variation in poison ivy leaf shapes.

    July 17th, 2017 at 2:51pm

  • Witchazel Master Identifier says:

    The bottom picture is for sure poison ivy.

    July 16th, 2017 at 7:33pm

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