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Is This Poison Ivy?

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Submitted by:  Mindi
Date Submitted: May 12, 2003
Location: East Tennessee

Question Asked: We found this growing through our fence in East Tennessee, coming across from a field behind our house. We don't want this on our fence, but we need to know if it's poisonous.

Answer: Mindi, thank you for a beautiful picture of poison ivy. Yes it's something you don't want on your fence and you should take care in removing it. Be sure to check the control section for suggestions from others on how to get rid of this noxious plant.

On a side note, it is interesting to see the variations in leaves as we're seeing in these submitted pictures. Just proves the point of Dr. William Epstein (noted expert) that poison ivy varies across the country.