amnhnyc:

Spending the weekend in the great outdoors? Here are some tips for identifying poison ivy:
POISON IVY (Toxicodendron radicans)
LEAF TYPE:
Compound leaves with three leaflets (leading to the saying “leaves of three, let it be”)
The stalk of the middle leaflet is much longer than the stalks of the two side leaflets
The edges can be smooth or coarsely toothed
Surface can be glossy or dull
GROWTH FORM:
Climbing or straggling vine (poison ivy)
Sprawling shrub (western poison ivy)
Anyone that thinks they might have touched poison ivy should wash thoroughly with soap and water. Any clothes that have been in direct contact with poison ivy should be carefully removed and laundered. The unpleasant itching of poison ivy can be relieved by applying calamine lotion or a paste made of baking soda.
Learn more about poison ivy. 

amnhnyc:

Spending the weekend in the great outdoors? Here are some tips for identifying poison ivy:

POISON IVY (Toxicodendron radicans)

LEAF TYPE:

  • Compound leaves with three leaflets (leading to the saying “leaves of three, let it be”)
  • The stalk of the middle leaflet is much longer than the stalks of the two side leaflets
  • The edges can be smooth or coarsely toothed
  • Surface can be glossy or dull

GROWTH FORM:

  • Climbing or straggling vine (poison ivy)
  • Sprawling shrub (western poison ivy)

Anyone that thinks they might have touched poison ivy should wash thoroughly with soap and water. Any clothes that have been in direct contact with poison ivy should be carefully removed and laundered. The unpleasant itching of poison ivy can be relieved by applying calamine lotion or a paste made of baking soda.

Learn more about poison ivy