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Is This Poison Ivy?

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Submitted by:  Daniel Schindler
Date Submitted: 5/18/2003
Location: Framingham, Mass

Question Asked: This plant is growing on a path I take.

Answer: Daniel - thanks for a nice submission. I like pictures which show the variation in leaf shape for poison ivy. The shape and other key characteristics are there such as alternate leaves, 3 leaflets, middle leaflet on longer stem. The picture doesn't show all of the plant but as its a new shoot (likely given proximity to ground) some of the key indicators wouldn't be as noticable such as woody vine.