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Poison ivy

A species of Toxicodendron, Also known as Eastern poison ivy
Botanical name : Toxicodendron radicans Genus : Toxicodendron

Poison ivy, A species of Toxicodendron
Also known as:
Eastern poison ivy
Botanical name: Toxicodendron radicans
Genus: Toxicodendron
Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Description

In pop culture, poison ivy is a symbol of an obnoxious weed because, despite its unthreatening looks, it gives a highly unpleasant contact rash to the unfortunate person who touches it. Still, it is commonly eaten by many animals, and the seeds are a favorite with birds. The leaves turn bright red in fall. Its sister species, Western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii), is not considered to be invasive in the United States, but is noxious in Australia and New Zealand.
Plant Type
Shrub
Lifespan
Perennial
Bloom Time
Spring, Summer
Plant Height
61 - 3048 cm
Spread
30 - 91 cm
Invasive
Yes
* Disclaimer: Content feedback CAN NOT be used as any basis for EATING ANY PLANTS. Some plants can be VERY POISONOUS, please purchase edible plants through regular channels.

General Info

Name story

Climbing poison ivy||Poison ivy
Toxicodendron radicans is a wall-climbing master, having very strong climbing capabilities. It is frequently seen covering an entire wall, and sometimes even enveloping a whole house. In addition to climbing walls, it is also toxic, as a way to protect itself from touch. Touching the plant may cause dermatitis, so people call it Climbing poison ivy, or poison ivy for short.

Symbolism

Trouble, tread lightly in the natural world, discernment

Usages

Environmental Protection Value
Berries are a food source for many species of wildlife.
Garden Use
In some countries, poison ivy is considered an ornamental plant for its attractive leaves and climbing vines, but is very toxic. Poison ivy is a poisonous and weedy plant that is not recommended for growing in the garden. If this plant are found growing in your garden, remove it immediately with gloves to protect the skin.
Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
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