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norbert26
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join:2010-08-10
Warwick, RI
reply to garys_2k

Re: Is this poison ivy?

poison ivy has shiny leaves with some purplish / red haze in it and in leaves of three. that does not look like poison ivy.


wave_sailor

join:2001-04-23
reply to garys_2k
I've had it countless times almost every year. The leaf looks like a semi-wide tear drop shape.

My mnemonic for remembering. It's a tear drop shape because it gives me tears If I get it.

harald

join:2010-10-22
Columbus, OH
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reply to SparkChaser
"Time for me to learn something, the leaves opposite means it's different on ivy? I was born in the city"

Look for an Oak tree. Their leaves are called alternate because the bases of two leaves on the opposite side of a branch are not opposite each other - they are offset.

The box elder, and all other maples have leaves that are directly opposite on the stem.


workablob

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reply to garys_2k
Leaflets Three. Let it be.
Berries White. Poisonous Site.

And Yes, it is.

Dave
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I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.


EDIT - I am wrong. I didn't look at all the pix.


workablob

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reply to wnysteel
said by wnysteel:

said by nunya:

My wife doesn't get poison ivy. I don't know how or why. When I find poison ivy, she disposes of it.

about 20% of the population is not allergic to poison ivy (i happen to be in that 20% also).

Me too. I never had a problem and I was into camping, scouting, general stupid kid in the woods type activity.

In fact, the only time I thought I might have poison ivy it turned out to be a reaction to bromine in the hot tub.

What tipped me off was that the little red welts didn't itch. Just kinda hurt.

Me and My mom got the welts but my step dad and wife did not.

Dave
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I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.


tafkagp

join:2001-01-31
Racine, WI
reply to jmorlan
definitely boxelder. prolific, ugly weed trees that mar the landscape. hates them...and the bugs named after them
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Turn your head and cough.


stev32k
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reply to garys_2k
Here are images of both Box Elder and Poison Ivy. It's really hard for me to tell the difference.

»www.wikihow.com/Identify-Poison-Ivy

»www.google.com/search?q=box+elde···40%3B480

robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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That's because the links don't show what you need to look at, which is -- are the leaves opposite or alternate on the stem.


tigerpaw509

join:2011-01-19
reply to garys_2k
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SparkChaser
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reply to robbin
said by robbin:

That's because the links don't show what you need to look at, which is -- are the leaves opposite or alternate on the stem.

It's obvious we don't know what to look for (assumption - the pictures are what they say) What are we missing?

Boxelder




Poison Ivy



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robbin
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1 recommendation

Look at where that leaf triplet connects to the stem. Opposite or alternate.


SparkChaser
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Thanks Robin, I finally get it

This site is good »www.purplebutterflies.com/photoh···tify.htm