Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Virginia Creeper
There is always some mistaken identity about these 3 and sometimes Poison Ivy will mix in with the Creeper. Many people identify Poison ivy and oak as the same thing and interchangeable but there are differences. I have had to deal with being allergic for over 40 years with my first bout when I was about 8 with Poison Sumac (which is entirely different and it is more of an actual bush). I have recently had the opportunity to take these pictures (of course I am fighting my 3 round with it this year) because I find there are so many people who do not know what they look like.
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Published August 21st, 2013 10:47 AM
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Cyndi Neumann on Apr 26, 2014Virginia creeper has five leaves and I have it all over my yard, it loves to climb trees and is a spreader. I wonder if poison ivy has red veins on the stems, I have something that looks just like it but it has red stems which I think is not poison ivy, but I am removing ot anyway, CAREFULLY! I will post a photo of it when i get back to the yard!
Lisa House on Oct 05, 2015Wash with Zanfel before and after yard work to prevent poison ivy. It is a bit expensive but you really use such a very small amount. The oil that causes the reaction is the same regardless of the plant, the oil is active year round and can be found in the soil when you don't see the plant.
The Garden Frog with C Renee on Oct 05, 2015@Lisa House great advice, thank you
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