On a walk last week I encountered two plants with poison ivy’s telltale three-leaf arrangement including a long stem on the middle leaf. One was poison ivy, the other was not.
Here they are, shown at top and below. Which one is poison ivy?
Here’s another clue in two more photos — leaves and fruit. One is poison ivy, one is not.
Poison ivy bears fruit in berries that turn white in the fall. The mystery look-alike plant bears fruit as samaras.
Quiz! For each of the four photos tell me if it’s poison ivy. (Use photo# in the caption.)
Bonus: What’s the name of the not-poison-ivy plant?
(photos by Kate St. John)