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Is This Poison Ivy?

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Submitted by:  Allen
Date Submitted: 7/5/2003
Location: Houston, TX

Question Asked: Found in a park near downtown Houston, Texas next to a trail.

Answer: Hi Allen - Nice picture and nice reminder that poison ivy is just about everywhere! You can clearly see the drupes (fruit) still in the forming stage as its greenish. These will grow larger and turn a whitish color. That middle leaflet shape is pretty common for your part of the country. We've seen a number of Texas submissions with the middle leaflet having 2 lobes - one on each side.