I ran into alot of poison ivy. The three leaves I am certain is poison
ivy (three leaves per stem, powder covered stalk. 100% certain is
There are other where it 3 three leaves per stem on some of the smaller
branches, then goes to 3 leaves at end w/ two leaves below on per stem
larger branches. Powder on stalk until it gets to a trunk (with
vertical grain) about 3" diamater. 4' tall. Not certain what its.
Can poison ivy have 5 leaves on more established branches?
This is on neigbors property (who doesn't speak much english) what is
the easist way to kill it. Been using Dave's Weed-Ex mixed with dish
soap, leaves appear to be withering. But need to make sure it doesn't
come back. Recomendations?
Also, how does it spread? I noticed some in my yard far away from
(btw - Walgreens spray benedral kicks a-s)
I don't know about the groups of five, but I can tell you that Ortho
"Brush B Gone" Poison Ivy killer has cleaned up most of the poison ivy
in my wooded property including whole vines and trees of it.
c email@example.com wrote:
Why are you spraying herbicides on your neighbor's property??? Unless
the neighbor asked you to spray it (unlikely), Shame on you! Neighbor
should file trespassing and criminal mischief charges against you.
Poison ivy (three leaves, shiny) often grows alongside Virginia creeper
(mostly five leaves, three leaves when just starting out, not as shiny, and
not an irritant). For a good comparison, look at this page on Virginia
creeper, then follow its link to poison ivy:
Poison ivy hops all over the place because it has whole clumps of berries
(=seeds) that fall off the vines that are high up in trees, or are eaten and
processed by birds. And, it spreads from the roots.
Are the leaves opposite or alternate? Is the terminal leaflet stalked
or sessile. Where are you?
Not any I've seen, and I've seen a lot of it. Wild guess is that you
may be seeing box elder seedlings, or perhaps Virginia creeper.
After my students all solemnly assured me that they knew poison ivy
well, and wouldn't walk in it, I'd take them out in the field. (I
don't pay a whole lot of attention to PI; I don't react
and because I do tend to avoid it anyhow) I'd walk them
into a bunch of box elder seedlings, then ask them what they were standing
in. Cruel, but it upped their watchfulness. <g>
More help here:
Vegetatively and by dropped fruits or seeds.
Be sure you know what you're killing before you kill it... there are a
lot of look-alikes, quite harmless.
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