Is this poison ivy ?

Looks like it to me.


Looks like PI. 

If you check the main stem, the mini-branches on poison ivy are usually alternating sides.

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If it was Box Elder (a common look-alike) the mini-branches would be paired (on each side coming off the main stem).

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Or see better pictures at:

https://www.savorlife.com/special_pages/g_poisonivy.htm


Jamie, I’d trust someone named sprout if I were you.


Definitely poison ivy.


thanks all - just recovered from a bout of it - at least I know one place it possibly came from.


jamie said:

thanks all - just recovered from a bout of it - at least I know one place it possibly came from.

 Note: If you walk close to that gate, shoes may have rubbed against the plant and be carrying the irritating oils. My spouse got PI one winter on his hands and wrists after wearing his gardening sneakers.


@jamie  

Also, as an allergic person, if you work in your garden, I suggest a strong dish detergent to wash any potential oils off after you are done. (My spouse showers with Dawn foaming dishsoap after gardening or woods. It is used to wash oil spills off birds , and cheaper and easier to use than Tecnu).

Note: A couple of months ago I reported PI to the town that was growing along the fence around Underhill. Not sure if they took care of it, but with all the rain, it seems to be growing in a lot of underbrush all over town.


We have an old thread:   Poison Ivy Treatment, started March 14, 2017

Several treatments are discussed.


sprout's suggestion of using Dawn dish soap is very good. I use the regular blue stuff. Use it very generously and frequently. This turns out to be one of the best treatments for poison ivy.

And Dawn is very useful for other things. It's the best grease-cutting soap.


Tom_Reingold said:

sprout's suggestion of using Dawn dish soap is very good. I use the regular blue stuff. Use it very generously and frequently. This turns out to be one of the best treatments for poison ivy.

And Dawn is very useful for other things. It's the best grease-cutting soap.

After all of the publicity that Dawn has received, what with cleaning birds after oil spills and what-not, it’s surprising that they’ve not cornered the market. 

Anyone know the pricing? Is it like Tide for laundry detergent?


@jimmurphy, Dawn is cheap. Some brands are cheaper, but I don't feel gouged when I buy Dawn. And by the way, it does not dry your hands out as some believe. It's hot water that dries your hands, not dish soap.


The small bottles of Dawn are usually sale for $.99 at CVS every few weeks. If there is a Dollar Tree near you, check there also. 




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