How To Identify Poison Ivy Growing In Your Backyard

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a very common plant in the United States and it is very persistent. Poison ivy grows rampant and quickly takes over an area.

One common sign that you’ve had contact with poison ivy is an itchy rash on the skin where the contact happened. It may be just red and itchy, but the rash usually forms fluid filled blisters before long. If you scratch, this rash can quickly spread to other areas of the body or to family and friends. And believe me, that is not a good thing.Not everyone reacts to poison ivy, so if you don’t get a rash, it may mean that you are immune. Investigate the suspicious plant carefully, because your family members may react badly. In this article, I will teach you how to identify poison ivy in your backyard or neighborhoods, and how to get rid of it.

Growth Habit Of Poison Ivy

The plant is most known for the pattern of three leaves in each set. But where it grows in a mass, many leaves bunch together and you may not notice that the leaves are in sets of three, so look closely and don’t touch.Poison ivy is not


Originally posted on Ask A Prepper