Pictures of Poison Ivy Plants, How to Kill Poison Ivy Plants
How do you identify poison ivy? It's tough, because this vine can be little and run along the ground, but it can also grow huge and reach for the sky, using trees as trellises. Learn the facts about Rhus radicans: not only what it looks like, but also how to get rid of it.
Pictures of Poison Ivy
These are not just any pictures of poison ivy. When do you expect to bump into poison ivy plants? In spring? Summer? Fall? Winter? You don't know, right? Exactly. That's why I go beyond the usual photo showing "leaves of three." Using my photos, you'll be able to identify poison ivy plants even without the leaves.
How to Identify Poison Ivy
Sure, poison ivy famously exhibits three leaflets, but so do many other plants. If you're really serious about identifying poison ivy, you'll need to do better than that. Here's an article that tackles the subject from a number of angles.
Poison Ivy Plants
Looking for more material on poison ivy plants besides pictures? How about poison oak and poison sumac, too? Then this is where to start your research. What do you need help with? Identifying the plants? Killing them (whether organically or with herbicides)? Treating a rash? It's all here.
Poison Sumac Pictures
Here's another set of pictures supplied for identification purposes. But in this case, I'm showing you what poison sumac looks like. Poison sumac is quite a "different animal." You could easily mistake it for a shrub that you wouldn't mind having in your landscape, as it has pretty fall foliage.
Sumac vs. Poison Sumac
Sumac (sumach) is considered a "weed" by many, although it's a good weed if you're seeking a fall foliage display. But the real point of this article distinguishes poison sumac from the non-poisonous sumac bushes, and details the many uses to which the latter have been put from Roman times to the present.
Identifying, Killing, Treating
What signs do you need to be able to recognize poison ivy plants? How are they related to poison oak and poison sumac? How do kill poison ivy plants, and can you do so organically? What treatment is required if you come into contact with poison ivy, and what does "jewelweed" have to do with all of this? Find the answers here.
Treatment for Poison Ivy Rash
Have you come down with poison ivy rash? Then information on identifying and/or killing poison ivy plants is perhaps on a back burner for you, at present. If your primary agenda right now is learning about the treatment for poison ivy rash, then this is the place to begin.
Safe Removal: Avoiding the Rash
OK, so you know what poison ivy looks like now, after perusing my resources above. You could just make it a point to steer clear of it from now on. But what if you inadvertently step in it? No, to make your life easier, the better approach is to remove it, so you won't have to worry about it. Here's how to do the job safely.
How to Get Rid of Poison Oak
Many people worry needlessly about coming into contact with poison oak, because it simply does not grow in their region. But you West Coasters really do have to worry about poison oak. Here's some information to help you determine what poison oak looks like -- and how to get rid of it.
Poison Sumac Plants
Avoid contact with poison sumac if possible, as it is, by some accounts, even more toxic than its relative, poison ivy. In this article I help you identify the plant, so that you'll (hopefully) never have to find out what the rash is like.
Identification of Poison Ivy Plants Through Sensing Patches
If you could use some extra help identifying poison ivy plants, one option is to turn to chemistry. That's right, chemistry! Here I review a urushiol-detecting product that can aid you in your identification of poison ivy. I recommend using it as a learning device, not as a crutch.
Poison Ivy Quiz
Do your kids like to spend a lot of time in the backyard? That's great, because they need the fresh air. But you certainly do not want them running into poison ivy plants and developing itchy rashes! Take our Poison Ivy Quiz to determine if you know what you need to know about poison ivy plants. Ace the quiz and it'll put your mind at ease that you're ready to keep your kids safe this summer.
Poison Ivy Plants
Concerning poison ivy plants and their relatives, Steve Nix, About's Forestry Guide, writes that you often find them growing along fence rows, at the edge of the forest or in cut-over forest areas, along river banks, and growing up tree trunks. Find out more about the Rhus family here, including poison ivy plants.
Test Kit for Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
Poisonivydetection.com markets a detector kit for identifying poison ivy. The detector kit is geared to detecting poison ivy and sumac but should also detect poison oak. The author makes the important point on his site that you can get the rash from tools that have been contaminated; he suggests disinfecting with alcohol or a strong laundry detergent solution applied to a cloth.