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Leaves with many red blisters & bumps

Subject: Leaves with many red blisters & bumps
Author: A. Haag
Date: 6/22/2008 6:54 pm
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Status: Approved
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Neither my husband, nor I, nor our respective mothers recognized the plant as poison ivy. It grew in a shrub surrounded by another ivy look-alike: bishop's weed.The leaves toward the walkway to our front door had dozens of bright red blisters. My mother-in-law said they were insect eggs, but they seemed to be integrated into the leaf. As of yet I have found no pictures on the internet of such a variant in appearance in poison ivy.

We have confirmed it is poison ivy by rash, and through close up viewingówith protection. We removed a huge infestation in a tiny area of our yard, in lower eastern Michigan (late June). I thought it could help someone who might be confused by ivy leaves with many dozens of red blisters or pustule looking things.

Leaves with many red blisters (Approved)A. Haag6/22/2008 6:54 pm