Poison Ivy Leaves

Can you tell the difference between a Poison Ivy plant and impostors?

Let us help you identify the difference between dangerous plants and their safe counterparts!

Three images of various poisonous plants

Working and Playing Outdoors?

When the warmer months begin, so does the peak bloom of poison ivy. Right around the time when most people, especially children, long to spend their time outdoors, poison ivy is in full bloom. For those who love exploring the hiking trails, parks, and mountains during the spring and summer coming in contact with poisonous plants is unavoidable.

Poison Ivy in Suburbs and Cities

Even for those who prefer indoor activities, poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac plants can still be a risk. Poison ivy can grow in a multitude of locations including in the yards of suburbs and walkways to your favorite downtown restaurant. The hidden poison ivy culprits can easily brush against an exposed ankle or arm by accident and cause a blistering, painful rash on the skin.

Know-How to Identify Poisonous Plants

With our collection of poison ivy leaves images, you can arm yourself with the knowledge you need to stay safe! While the commonly followed rule of “leaves of three, leave it be,” still apply, there are some additional points of interest made evident in these poison ivy leaves images.

While poison ivy always has three leaves, these poison ivy leaves images are used to illustrate how, when determining a poisonous plant from a nonpoisonous plant, the shape of the leaves is an important consideration. There are many non-poisonous plants that have three leaves, as shown below, which may be confused with poison ivy but are actually harmless.

The Shape of Poison Ivy

Another factor illustrated in these images is that poison ivy leaves tend to be shaped differently than non-poisonous leaves, such as a larger base and a less oval shape.

While poison ivy leaves may change colors based on the season they will still keep their overall shape and the color is typically darker than other leaves.

Outdoor Joe's® (formerly Rhus Tox) Prevents Poison Ivy Rash

For extra protection against the painful rash associated with these poisonous plants, Outdoor Joe's® is a homeopathic solution capable of helping you build an reduce sensitivity to the effects of poison ivy and provide relief when used for treatment. Outdoor Joe's® is a safe remedy for all ages so you can protect the entire family!


Facts & Images Courtesy of The Poison Ivy Site