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Is This Poison Ivy?

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Submitted by:  Carol
Date Submitted: 5/30/2003
Location: central Tennessee

Question Asked: This is vining on our wooden fence in central Tennessee.

Answer: Hi Carol -

Thought I can't see much of of the vine, I'd say based on leaf characteristics that this is poison ivy. We're looking at leaves with 3 leaflets with the middle leaflet on a longer stem. The leaflets are egg shaped and the middle leaflet is pointed on the end. I'd like to see more of the vine to do a positive id but I'll give this a 95% guess of poison ivy.