Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nature Journal: Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

A while back, I posted a photo of what I thought was poison ivy, here.  A kind and helpful reader corrected me and suggested I look up Virginia creeper.  So I did – and I’m relieved to say that my beautiful vine is, indeed, Virginia creeper – and now I don’t have to worry about eradicating it.

When I researched Virginia creeper, I learned that poison ivy is almost always found growing nearby, and sure enough, it is!  Here is a page from my nature journal depicting poison ivy.