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Poison ivy

S.T.Fanatic

5 year old buck +
Like i said, we do have the stuff that I posted a picture of. (lots of it) I have just never seen it vine. It is always in the low growing form. The "stems" are softer and not "woody" like the pictures that others have been posting. I have been outdoors over tens of thousands of acres trout fishing, deer, turkey, and mushroom hunting over the past 30 years and have never seen or at least had a reaction to any vining type plants.
 

homerj1

5 year old buck +
Like i said, we do have the stuff that I posted a picture of. (lots of it) I have just never seen it vine. It is always in the low growing form. The "stems" are softer and not "woody" like the pictures that others have been posting. I have been outdoors over tens of thousands of acres trout fishing, deer, turkey, and mushroom hunting over the past 30 years and have never seen or at least had a reaction to any vining type plants.
Virginia creeper (in low growing or vining form) can cause contact dermatitis similar to PI
 

Derek Reese 29

5 year old buck +
I happen to have both varieties...the vines are on the trees and the ground cover is thick in and around the trees....It is easy to see right now because the PI leaves are all turning bright red
 

Bassattackr

5 year old buck +
I happen to have both varieties...the vines are on the trees and the ground cover is thick in and around the trees....It is easy to see right now because the PI leaves are all turning bright red

This. Great identifier right now..
We have it on the edges of all our fields. I don't mind it, but I also don't go in it :emoji_laughing:

It's actually a beneficial native..

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Tap

5 year old buck +
Virginia creeper (in low growing or vining form) can cause contact dermatitis similar to PI
Does Virginia Creeper contain urushiol? I get poison ivy rash but I do not get a rash from VC.
Note on VC: My deer love the leaves. It's pretty fast at climbing up a tree out of the deer's reach and every year, I pull the VC vines down to put the leaves in reach of deer. My yard has several VC vines that grow back to over 20' every year, and every year I pull it down and every year the deer eat every last leaf within a couple days.

Here's a VC vine right off the corner of my deck. You can see the bows line. I need to pull this 20' vine down for the deer. Every year I repeat the process.
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homerj1

5 year old buck +
Does Virginia Creeper contain urushiol?
"And contact with Virginia creeper is unlikely to leave you with the severe, itchy rash associated with poison ivy. But the leaves of Virginia creeper do contain needle-shaped calcium oxalate crystals (raphides) that occasionally cause skin irritation after prolonged handling of the plant."
 

b116757

5 year old buck +
This is the only type I have ever come across in our area.
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That is indeed Virginia creeper no poison oils at all you can roll around in it and be fine.
 

b116757

5 year old buck +
My neighbor and coworker called my up several years ago and said he needed to borrow a chainsaw. I drove over with a saw and asked what he was up to he said he was cutting down a tree leaning over his dog kennel. I looked at it and it was absolutely coved in PI vines huge ones and I mentioned it to him told him wait until December and do this. He laughed and said he doesn’t get PI. Well Monday morning rolled around he is sitting at his desk coved in bandages all over his arms and neck from the open PI blisters that have burst. Now it’s my turn to laugh and tell him it’s tough to normally get PI from the couch but it’s a different story when outdoors rolling around in it running a chainsaw.
 

H20fwler

5 year old buck +
We get PI on the ground that is mostly leaves, all sizes of vines that grow up trees and fences and some that almost acts like it wants to be a little tree sprouting 2’ straight up.
The older it gets the woodier the vines look. We get berries on ours at times, usually leaves get a red tint to them and have little hairs.
Even old dead PI can get you if you touch or burn it and get smoke on you while sweating.

Crossbow keeps it in check where I want it gone.
 

S.T.Fanatic

5 year old buck +
That is indeed Virginia creeper no poison oils at all you can roll around in it and be fine.
I'll post some pictures if I get time to get out afield. Because If I even breath around the stuff I get it. It's on the ground and the leaves dont turn red. It isn't poison oak. It looks just like the picture of wha you are saying is Virginia creeper.
 

S.T.Fanatic

5 year old buck +
Either way, they are low growing plants and not vines.
 

b116757

5 year old buck +
There is a false Virginia creeper looks identical but the true Virginia creeper used little disc’s to attach to trees rocks the false one lacks the disc’s
 

homerj1

5 year old buck +
There is a false Virginia creeper looks identical but the true Virginia creeper used little disc’s to attach to trees rocks the false one lacks the disc’s
Didn't know that, thanks for the info
 

PatinPA

5 year old buck +
Thought I was immune until I was about 25. Never had gotten a rash until I put up a treestand in a tree with a vine wrapped around it. Next day my arms were striped. Learned that day, that no one is actually immune to it. Everyone just has certain levels of sensitivity to it. And that sensitivity can change as you get older as I found out. I still don't get it very bad. I might get a little bump or two. I have some large thick vines around the trees along the road on my property but mostly it's the ground cover vine. I've had no problem killing the vine with Gly.
 

144

5 year old buck +
Either way, they are low growing plants and not vines.

Yeah, we’ve got Poison Ivy and Virginia Creeper here. PI grows both on hairy vines in the trees and on the ground in small individual plants. I typically see both PI and VC together side by side on the ground. The difference is PI is 3 leaves and VC is 5. My guess is that you just took a picture of VC and PI wasn’t in the frame.

I’ll try to take a picture when I’m back down at the property. They look very similar. I just take the position to not touch anything that remotely looks like PI. Unfortunately, I just got over a rash from weedeating the stuff.


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S.T.Fanatic

5 year old buck +
I actually just groves one off of google. The only plants that came up was the vining type


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spaniel

5 year old buck +
Poison ivy vines are easiest to identify by their hairy characteristic. Tons of them in central and southern Indiana. Always have to watch when clearing trails and cutting down trees.
 
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