What is Poison Ivy?
Poison Ivy is a very toxic plant that belongs to the plant family called Rhus. The Poison Ivy Plant can be identified by its three leaves which contains an oily substance called urushiol that is colorless or slightly yellow that oozes from the plant.
The Poison Ivy leaves have 3 parts to them. They are shiny and range from 2 inches to a half inch in size. The Poison Ivy leaves produces flowers that are kind of a greenish white and they found in clusters on a long stem. The berries are also glossy and white in color.
The Poison Ivy leaves usually change color in the fall; they change to more of an reddish orange color and it usually a vine. Poison ivy is most known to be in the Midwest, East and in the South. It is also known to be found as a shrub in northern and Western US, Canada and the Great Lakes region.
The Poison Ivy leaves can grown up to ten feet tall and can vine its way up trees, fences, walls and trails on the ground.
The urushiol oil causes severe allergic reactions to many people.
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