|Submitted by: Fred
Date Submitted: 6/8/2003
Location: Atlanta, GA area
Question Asked: We're playing the "What caused Fred's rash?" game. The three pictures I submitted earlier were given the thumbs down, so to speak, so here are more. There's one in there that I'm certain isn't the culprit, but then again the first three were my most likely suspects and I was totally wrong. BTW, forgot to mention I live in Georgia, in the Atlanta area.
Answer: Hi Fred -
Thanks for the pictures the quality and clarity is excellent. The first picture - no sorry some sort of shrub or small tree? This one looks familiar but I'm unable to name it at this time. Definitely not poison ivy, oak or sumac. I do see some other plants below this one. Perhaps a vine there?
The second picture - I know this one well. Shows up in my poorly tended front garden every year. It's wild strawberry (other names: Indian Strawberry, false strawberry, mock strawberry). I understand the berry is edible but nearly flavorless.
The third plant I don't see enough of. Is that wisteria? What I see resembles wisteria I've seen. Not likely to have caused your rash. There is a vine in your area called Trumpet creeper which can cause dermatitis but it has conspicuously toothed margins (the edges of the leaflets are toothed). And in this picture, the edges are smooth.
So are we ready for another round of "What caused Fred's rash?" :-)