Is this poison ivy??

coasterphileMay 9, 2007

I always thought, "leaves of three, let it be." This has 5. Is it still poison ivy?? If not, then what? It is vining at the foundation of the house.

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tyrlych

Not PI, this is Parthenocissus quinquefolia, virginia creeper.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2007 at 5:00AM
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Annemarie1958

No it's called Virginia Creeper. It's safe to handle, Poison Ivy has three leaves.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 6:17PM
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Capsicummaximum

Some people can be allergic to it. Personally, I've gotten breakouts from Virginia creeper worse than poison ivy. But that is rare.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Garden Videos

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 10:59AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

The leaves of Poison Ivy are smoother than those of Virginia Creeper.

Here is a link that might be useful: poison ivy images

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 7:17AM
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