Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Information Center

Q&A Board

Leaves with many red blisters & bumps

Subject: Leaves with many red blisters & bumps
Author: A. Haag
Date: 6/22/2008 6:54 pm
Views: 3093
Status: Approved
« Previous Thread
Next Thread »
Search
Back To Message List
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.
Thanks.

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