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    03 / 02 / 2015

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Saw this in the Savannah area in the Spring. Plant was a vine, but vine was not hairy. The length of the center petiole seems too long to be poison ivy. Any ideas?


  • Jim Unregistered says:

    There’s nothing extraordinary about a lack of lobed leaves in a given colony of poison ivy.

    November 16th, 2015 at 10:49am

  • ksschapp Registered says:

    I don’t live in Savannah so I cannot report what the berries look like now. I also find it odd that none of the leaves have any lobing. However, if I were betting, I wouldn’t put any money on this not being poison ivy. Just wanted to get some other opinions. Seems the consensus is, that this is the real deal.

    November 15th, 2015 at 3:37pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    The berries look like poison ivy, too. Box elder produces a winged seed, being in the maple genus (Acer).

    November 15th, 2015 at 11:16am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    It occurs to me that a young box elder can look a lot like poison ivy, but I wouldn’t think one that young would produce any berries at all, and those don’t look quite right anyway.

    November 15th, 2015 at 7:45am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    That’s amazing. My first jump would definitely be to poison ivy. Let us know what color the berries resolve to when ripe!

    November 15th, 2015 at 7:18am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Looks like poison ivy to me. LOTS of variability in poison ivy leaves. Could there not be in petiole length?

    November 13th, 2015 at 11:48am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    you’re right…the petiole seems long but the berries and leaves look EXACTLY like poison ivy

    November 12th, 2015 at 4:58pm

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