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© 2003 jonathan sachs graphics www.poison-ivy.org 1 Poison Ivy Outline Where it grows How to recognize it How to get rid of the plant How people get it.

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1 © 2003 jonathan sachs graphics www.poison-ivy.org 1 Poison Ivy Outline Where it grows How to recognize it How to get rid of the plant How people get it What about immunity? What does the rash look like? If you have touched it If you have the rash

2 © 2003 jonathan sachs graphics www.poison-ivy.org 2 Climbing poison ivy will climb anything, and can be mistaken for the leaves of a host tree. Where it grows Almost Everywhere On the Ground Climbing Rural Road Sides Utility Poles New Suburban Areas Abandoned Areas Latin name for climbing poison ivy: Toxicodendron radicans

3 © 2003 jonathan sachs graphics www.poison-ivy.org 3 Ground vines in winter are almost impossible to recognize. (This poison ivy patch was identified only from visits during the summer) How to Recognize Poison Ivy Three leaves Notched and Not Shiny and Not Spring Summer Fall Winter What is NOT poison ivy

4 © 2003 jonathan sachs graphics www.poison-ivy.org 4 How to Recognize Poison Ivy Three leaves Notched and Not Shiny and Not Spring Summer Fall Winter What is NOT poison ivy Virginia Creeper is commonly mistaken for poison ivy. Creeper has leaves in groups of 5, poison ivy has leaves in groups of 3. Both plants often grow side by side.

5 © 2003 jonathan sachs graphics www.poison-ivy.org 5 Question 3 Is there poison ivy here, and if so where, exactly?

6 © 2003 jonathan sachs graphics www.poison-ivy.org 6 Question 3 Only these are Poison ivy Jewelweed


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