Poison Ivy
"Leaves of three, let it be."

Do Not Touch Me Do Not Touch

Some people think that poison ivy is always a low lying plant, yet it isn't uncommon for it to become a woody climbing vine/shrub on trees and old fences. Pictured below is poison ivy climbing up a Shagbark Hickory on the east side of Haldimand Road 54 opposite Ruthven Park National Historic Site. This picture was taken by Jan Hember, 2008 May 24 Saturday, on the Grand Valley Trail. An excellent resource is Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) - Ontario Trees and Shrubs by Walter Muma. Also read more about poison ivy at Wikipedia.

"Poison-ivy is sometimes mistakenly called Poison-oak because some plants have very coarsely toothed or lobed leaflets. The true Poison-oak, Rhus toxicodendron L. (not illustrated) occurs in the southern United States, but not in Canada."
Quote from: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Poison Ivy

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