Friday, May 19, 2006

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy
Take a good look. Do you work in the garden?
Do you pull out the weeds and vines that grow on your property?
Well, poison ivy grows just about everywhere on Long Island. Contact with this plant can cause an itchy rash and for some people a few weeks of misery.
It can look different in different seasons and in different locations, so be alert to the changes.
Its appearance all depends on the age of the plant and the season.
The above photo is poison ivy in the spring with newly sprouted leaves.
It is always three leaves on one stem as you can see above.
Enjoy your gardening and watch for poison ivy!

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