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08/07/2007 03:45:49 PM · #1
Can you tell if any of these are poison ivy? I won't know for sure for a day or so via the rash I'll get on my feet.

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08/07/2007 03:49:32 PM · #2
nice sausage toes
08/07/2007 03:54:22 PM · #3
I'm not allergic to it, so I never pay attention. I've always heard, though, "Leaves of three, leave it be." or something like that.
08/07/2007 03:55:14 PM · #4
I don't know for sure either, but I wouldn't touch it. The ones that have 3 leaves scare me.

08/07/2007 03:56:44 PM · #5
Looks like the ick to me.
//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_ivy

Message edited by author 2007-08-07 15:57:05.
08/07/2007 03:57:46 PM · #6
None of it is poison ivy.I was extremely alergic to it growing up. I would get it head-to-toe and basically sit around and itch for weeks, sad huh?

Anyway, poison ivy leaves look like they have a thumb coming off each side. Trust me, I have PI radar.
08/07/2007 04:03:01 PM · #7
Originally posted by HawesPhotoKC:

None of it is poison ivy.I was extremely alergic to it growing up. I would get it head-to-toe and basically sit around and itch for weeks, sad huh?

Anyway, poison ivy leaves look like they have a thumb coming off each side. Trust me, I have PI radar.

Phew... I prefer your answer, thanks! I've had it horribly a few times, but never really seen it other than drawn diagrams.
08/07/2007 04:03:31 PM · #8
Originally posted by Chinabun:

nice sausage toes

HEY!!!! :-P
08/07/2007 04:04:28 PM · #9
Thanks for saying the magic words, "Poison Ivy," putting it at the front of my mind again.

<Alan goes back to incessantly scratching at his leg...>

Message edited by author 2007-08-07 16:04:43.
08/07/2007 04:08:42 PM · #10
Not all poison ivy has 'thumbs' growing off the sides. Young leaves often don't have notched leaves.

Originally posted by HawesPhotoKC:

None of it is poison ivy.I was extremely alergic to it growing up. I would get it head-to-toe and basically sit around and itch for weeks, sad huh?

Anyway, poison ivy leaves look like they have a thumb coming off each side. Trust me, I have PI radar.
08/07/2007 04:11:56 PM · #11
//www.keepkidshealthy.com/welcome/commonproblems/poison_ivy_identification.html
08/07/2007 04:12:16 PM · #12
doesn't look like it from the pictures.
08/07/2007 04:21:38 PM · #13
I'd say no - generally it's got red stems too
08/07/2007 04:22:25 PM · #14
this is my fave poison ivy site:

poison-ivy.org

has lots of example pics of the plant AND lots of neat-o disgusting pics of examples of the resulting rashes
08/07/2007 04:27:04 PM · #15
If your feet start itching and you get a rash...it's poison ivy.
08/07/2007 04:33:27 PM · #16
Originally posted by MrEd:

If your feet start itching and you get a rash...it's poison ivy.


Now on to the good cures/ home remedies :)

Message edited by author 2007-08-07 16:33:34.
08/07/2007 04:34:17 PM · #17
I vote "no".
08/07/2007 06:22:40 PM · #18
Originally posted by karmat:

I'm not allergic to it, so I never pay attention. I've always heard, though, "Leaves of three, leave it be." or something like that.

Also, "Berries white, take fright!"

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08/07/2007 07:01:25 PM · #19
Poison Ivy normally has 2 distinctive characteristics:

1. 3 leaves
2. Red Veins

From the look of the photos, you do not have PI
08/07/2007 07:11:33 PM · #20
The problem with poison ivy is that it's so variable. It sometimes has red leaves, sometimes has red veins, sometimes is a bush, sometimes is a vine ...

But it always has exactly three leaves on a stem, and it never has thorns as far as I know (blackberry and raspberry leaves often look similar, but have thorns).

That said, I think that's some kind of normal vine. I can't quite put my thumb on why, though.

But avoiding it definitely best. :)

And whatever you do, don't burn it. Inhaling the smoke can be fatal.
08/07/2007 07:17:05 PM · #21
look for red stems... and the three leaves, of course. these look okey-dokey to me too!
08/07/2007 07:41:05 PM · #22
Slippy,

To make sure it isn't poison ivy, roll some of it up and place under your tongue. In a very short amount of time you'll know if its poison ivy or not.

Trust me, I am not a doctor and have no vested interest in any type of expensive poison ivy cure- that you know of.
08/07/2007 08:49:56 PM · #23
Originally posted by karmat:

I'm not allergic to it, so I never pay attention. I've always heard, though, "Leaves of three, leave it be." or something like that.


To quote a well known mind of the 20th century

"Leaves of Three, Let it be, Leaves of Four eats some more" Homer Simpson
08/07/2007 08:50:58 PM · #24
To quote one of the entries in a humor contest to give spectacularly bad advice: "leaves of three, good TP."
08/07/2007 09:01:47 PM · #25
That's definitely NOT poison ivy, however that plant commonly grows in the same area and the background leaves at far right in the last photo could be.
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