Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

How many leaves are on poison ivy?

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July 09, 2009 12:12AM

An old saying serves to differentiate between the similar poison

ivy and Virginia creeper. For the five-leaved Virginia creeper

tends not to be noxious to humans. But with poison ivy, it's well

to remember 'leaves of three let it be'.

Additionally, poison ivy has a light-colored berry

about which the warning is 'berries of white run in fright'.

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