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Is This Poison Ivy?

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Submitted by:  joe smith
Date Submitted: 6/17/2003
Location: North Carolina

Question Asked: plant growing in yard could it be poison anything?

Answer: Hi Joe -

That plant not poison ivy but Virginia Creeper. It's hard to say its harmless as a number of people are allergic to the plant. Not as large a percentage as are allergic to the urushiol oil in poison ivy / poison oak / poison sumac but certainly enough people to state that this is only somewhat harmless. Most folks have no problems pulling up the vine.