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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy Pictures


Updated June 07, 2006

A nice picture of a poison ivy plant.
Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Vincent Iannelli, MD
This picture demonstrates a lot of things you should look for to help you identify and avoid poison ivy, including:
  • three leaflets ('leaves of three, let it be')
  • the middle leaflet has a longer stalk (petiole) than the other two
  • leaflets are fatter near their base
  • elliptical leaflets with slight lobes
  • leaflets are all about the same size
  • no thorns along the stem
  • clusters of green or white berries may be present
  • aerial roots may be visible on the stem

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