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Virginia Creeper Mistaken for Poison Ivy

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Many people mistake other plants for poison ivy. Virginia creeper vines are among those plants....
Picture showing foliage of young Virginia creeper, a poison ivy look-alike.

Picture showing foliage of young Virginia creeper, a poison ivy look-alike.

David Beaulieu

By speaking of "poison ivy look-alikes," I don't mean to imply that any of these plants look like poison ivy to me. But then again, I do a lot of gawking at weeds. For those less inclined to take a good, long look at our weedy friends, these pictures of poison ivy impostors should come in handy in helping you distinguish poison ivy from other weeds, thereby bettering your chances of avoiding it.

This picture of the poison ivy look-alike, Virginia creeper, shows the young leaves of the latter.

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