Poison Ivy
(Toxicodendron radicans)

Poison Ivy

The leaves of Poison Ivy are compound, each leaf comprised of 3 leaflets. In general, the stalk of a leaf, whether simple or compound, is the petiole, and the stalk of a leaflet is a petiolule.

Drupes. The poison Ivy fruit.

The fruit of Poison Ivy is referred to botanically as a drupe, and is greenish-white in color.

Poison Ivy closeup

A close look at the compound leaves of Poison Ivy shows 3 leaflets with distinct petiolules, one of them long and clearly differentiated from the blade of its leaflet.

 

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