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Vine Plants Similar to Poison Ivy: Virginia Creeper

Picture of Vine Mistaken for Poison Ivy

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Virginia creepers are vine plants similar to poison ivy. However, Virginia creeper's leaf has 5 leaflets....
Virginia creeper is among the vine plants similar to poison ivy.

Virginia creeper is among the vine plants similar to poison ivy.

David Beaulieu
This picture of a poison ivy look-alike shows Virginia creeper, with mature leaves, climbing a concrete post. Notwithstanding Virginia creeper's leaf of five leaflets -- as distinct from poison ivy's signature trio of leaflets -- many people perceive these vine plants to be similar to poison ivy. If you were walking briskly past a patch of Virginia creepers, the mistake would be understandable, as you might not be able to readily determine the number of leaflets without slowing down.

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