What is the easiest way to identify poison ivy?


Because they can both grow as bushes or climb trees, sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between poison ivy and poison oak. They both result in the same itchy rash, so as long as you are wary of "leaves of three" you may avoid contact with them.

We have compiled descriptions of poison oak, ivy and sumac with a variety of images from different seasons to help. You can find them on our Poison Plant Identification page.

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