How to Identify Poison Ivy

It would be a lot easier if poison ivy would be bright red and have unique, easily identifiable leaves. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Here are some easy-ish ways to identify this itchy plant along with catchy sayings to help you remember.

Sayings to Identify Poison Ivy

“Leaves of three, let it be.”
“Hairy vine, no friend of mine” and “Raggy rope, don’t be a dope.”
“Longer middle stem, stay away from them.”
“Red leaflets in the spring, it’s a dangerous thing.”
“Side leaflets like mittens, it will itch like the dickens.”
“If butterflies land there, don’t put your hand there.”

Poison Ivy Infographic


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