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Want to know it this is poisonous.
Many, many plants we grow in our gardens have some part or the other that is poisonous or can irritate the skin. Good idea…don’t eat the berries or rub the leaves on your skin. Just enjoy it’s beauty. Wildlife: The berries of this plant are eaten by many animals especially birds. Animals such as mice, skunks, chipmunks, squirrels, cattle and deer will munch on the leaves and stems. http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_paqu2.pdf
June 26th, 2013 at 4:55pm
Walter calls Virginia Creeper ‘harmless’, and references these pics for comparison: http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/poison-ivy-pictures/
June 24th, 2013 at 10:44am
I would not say that virginia creeper wasn’t poisonous… I always heard it was. After reading the above answer… I did a search… Found this: http://eattheweeds.com/forum/index.php/topic,1558.0.html Can cause contact dermatitis, berries will put you in the hospital. Virginia creeper is pretty… But poisonous. But there are a number of species of birds (35) that can eat the berries…
June 24th, 2013 at 8:48am
Thank you very much!
June 24th, 2013 at 12:18am
Nope, not poisonous. It’s Virginia Creeper. Remember this poem for poison oak and ivy: “Leaves of 3, let it be!”
June 23rd, 2013 at 5:36pm
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