Posts Tagged "poison ivy"

How Not To Get Poison Ivy

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

How Not To Get Poison Ivy

How can we wander ankle-deep in the beauties of nature and not come home with an itchy rash?

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How To Get Poison Ivy

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in poison ivy, Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

How To Get Poison Ivy

Just how does this harmless-looking green leaf work its devastation on the human race?

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What Does Poison Ivy Look Like, Anyway?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in poison ivy, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

What Does Poison Ivy Look Like, Anyway?

Poison ivy is like a chameleon, not only changing color but shifting shape. Tough to identify, it varies dramatically with each season and in each habitat.

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What Does Poison Ivy Look Like in Spring?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in leaves, plant parts, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

What Does Poison Ivy Look Like in Spring?

What does poison ivy look like in spring? A little like a traffic light—red and shiny. Poison ivy’s first leaflets are garnet red, which slowly fades to green.

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Poison Ivy: Jumping to Conclusions

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in insects, leaves, plant parts, summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Poison Ivy: Jumping to Conclusions

Quick! Is this plant poison ivy? I was at the Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia, strolling along, and I noticed this vine draped all over the historical fence. As I was peering at it, a family walked by and the mother turned pale and gathered her children about her. “Stay away!” she said. “Poison ivy all over the place, you’d think the Park Rangers would do something about it.” And the kids cowered away from the plant and stayed obediently in the center of the blacktop path. Just another reason to stay inside and play video games. Now I’m afraid I get testy when I hear...

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