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Poison Ivy is Pervasive

Poison Ivy is a plant that can cause allergic contact dermatitis - a red, itchy rash, hives or blisters. It is pervasive in New England. According to the Poison Ivy Guy,
“It grows pretty much anywhere and can be a free-standing shrub, a ropelike vine growing up a tree or a trailing shrub along the ground. It has three leaflets attached to the same smooth stem. They are sometimes a glossy, bright green but may be dull, and sometimes be colors other than green.” Avoid contact with all parts of the plant, or anything that may have rubbed against the plant, such as a dog, clothing, hose, etc