All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Poison Ivy Flowers</strong> 
<span style="color:red;">Danger!</span>
<em>Toxicodendron radicans</em> /Cashew Family<br>
Learn how to identify this plant, it grows almost everywhere! All parts of the plant contain the rash-inducing oil, so it...
Poison Ivy Flowers
Danger!
Toxicodendron radicans /Cashew Family

Learn how to identify this plant, it grows almost everywhere! All parts of the plant contain the rash-inducing oil, so it should be avoided. Remember the saying: "Leaves of 3, leave it be!" Many other plants have 3 leaflets too, so it is important to know the characteristics of Poison Ivy. The middle leaflet is on a long petiole (leaf stem), the 2 lower leaflets have very short petioles. The petioles (stems) of the lower leaflets are often a reddish color. The older vines are grayish-brown and hairy. Younger vines have smooth, light brown stems. In the fall the berries are a brownish-white. These were found in Oak Ridge.
Perennial
Where seen: Just about everywhere!

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