UNCOVERING YOUR PLANT IMPOSTER
• Poison ivy will ALWAYS have leaves of three…never more. • Poison ivy ALWAYS grows left, then right…never side by side. • Poison ivy NEVER has thorns, lattice, scalloped or saw-toothed edges.
It can look very pretty in the spring when its leaves are a distracting crimson hue. Poison sumac, alive and well in New Jersey, is related to poison ivy and not to other sumacs. It is more rare than the ivy and thrives in wetlands.