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Is this poison Ivy or something else?????

Posted by beth_b_kodiak zone 5a (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 13:30

It sure looks like PI but it does not grow like any Poison Ivy I have ever seen. Nothing viney about it. Much more like a shrub

All leaves in clusters of three but not real shiny or waxy


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RE: Is this poison Ivy or something else?????

It's hard for me to tell from the photo. Maybe when it blooms you'll be able to tell for sure.
I came across this link when I looked for poison ivy look alikes on Google. What about the photo near the bottom of fragrant sumac? Could that be it?

Here is a link that might be useful: Poison Ivy and Look alike plants


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another look alike

Almost forgot - I grew wafer ash from seed last year (ptelea trifoliata) for swallowtail butterflies and that one looks very much like poison ivy also. I think I would've sprayed it with Round-up by mistake if I found it coming up in a flower bed.


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RE: Is this poison Ivy or something else?????

It doesn't look like Poison Ivy to me. I was also thinking fragrant sumac.


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RE: Is this poison Ivy or something else?????

PI is a vine, and has shiny leaves. It just LOOKS Evil, to me. I don't think this is it, Beth.
Sunny


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RE: Is this poison Ivy or something else?????

First time I noticed it there was dew on the leaves and it looked shiny. When I went to clear it out is was dry and less suspicious looking. The stems did not look right either for PI..
I'm still not positive but I appreciate the info you all have provided.
Thanks
bethb


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Be careful though until you figure it out for sure.


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RE: Is this poison Ivy or something else?????

That isn't poison ivy, it looks to me like low-gro or aromatic sumac. If it is just a couple feet tall, and kind of spreading, that's what it is. The foliage is really aromatic.

Sandy

Here is a link that might be useful: aromatic sumac


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