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"LEAVES OF THREE - LET THEM BE"

Posted: 07.20.2016
To prevent poison ivy reactions, learn to identify these plants and avoid contact with them. They have a compound leaf made up of three leaflets. They can grow low to the ground, or as a shrub, or as a climbing vine. A unique feature of the leaflets is that the center leaflet has a stalk, but the two side leaflets do not; they are attached directly to the stem. The side leaflets can have one smooth edge and one jagged edge that give them a sort of "mitten" shape. The vines also have a fuzzy or hairy appearance. Every part of the plant is poisonous and can cause a reaction.

 

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