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What is this?
This prickly fruit, size of a cherry found in a tree
South Florida (near Everglades) it’s about 2 years old.
I've seen these around Puerto Vallarta Mx a lot.
eyeing a neighbors plant. what it’s name? Zone 10b
A great tree at my kids school. Can anyone identify?
What is this alien looking thing???? In Quebec, Canada
Flat, irregular oval-shaped... Seed? Bulb? SE Louisiana.
[Wellington, New Zealand] What’s this plant?
I run a poison ivy removal business. We run into some interesting poison ivy sometimes. This was a crazy one.
Your job is basically my nightmare. I never reacted to it until the one day in my early 20s, bam. Misery. Do you ever still get rashes? Are some types worse than others? What's the biggest patch you've removed?
Yes I get rashes, typically with poison ivy it gets worse the older you get and the more times you get it. I am hypersensitive at this point. As far as worst types than others, different poison ivy plants do have different levels of concentration of the urushiol oil, but as far as getting the rash it's all pretty much the same. And as far as biggest patch, we've removed some gnarly stuff. I'll just say that.
My personal fave is when PI is mixed in with boston/english ivy.
Yes, that is quite annoying. It's like untangling a ball of yarn. But the absolute worst for me is a ground cover called periwinkle. When the periwinkle is thick and the poison ivy runs through it... Man that's annoying.
How often would you say you get a rash? Every time you do a job?
If I follow all the right procedures, I should not get contaminated. But when it's hot and I just want to get a certain section done sometimes things happen. So yes, I am usually dealing with at least a little bit of poison ivy somewhere on my body throughout the season.
Thanks for sharing, that is crazy looking. Mind if I tag you in future posts asking advice on removal? We get asked fairly often, as in “is this poison ivy and how do I get rid of it?”
My pleasure. I'll talk poison ivy till the cows come home.
Awesome! I have never felt that google results are enough for this sort of thing and it’s the best I could do. Fine for identification, but I’d much rather have actually helpful answers to give this question. Thank you so much, I will tag you in future when I see that sort of post.
I'm always looking at three leaved plants going "hmm, are you poison ivy?".
Can you share some good tips on how to identify poison ivy vs. just a three leaved weed?
This is so interesting! I wish there was a sub just for Poison Ivy.