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Poison Ivy

Rhus radicans
Poison Ivy

Habitat

Found in open woodlands, hedge rows, along roadways and in disturbed areas.

Description

Clinging vine - blooms late spring and early summer. Small, green flowers grow in clusters among leaves. Leaves grow in threes, sometimes toothed, with reddish tint and shiny.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Tiny clusters growing at leaf axils
Flower Color: Green
Plant Type: Vines (Trailing and climbing)
Leaf Type: Egg-shaped with 3 leaflets, toothed, shiny
Warning: Very poisonous to the touch

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