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|Submitted by: Doug White
Date Submitted: May 11, 2003
Location: not given
Question Asked: Attached is a picture of a new plant growing under our Privet hedge. We first noticed it late last summer. Shortly after trimming the hedge my wife came down with a Poison Ivy rash. We were wondering if this could possibly be the culprit.
Answer: Doug, this is not poison ivy. Here are the characteristics of the plant that led me to this conclusion:
- The second set of leaflets (below the top/end set) are opposite.
- The second set of leaflets (below the top/end set) have only 2 leaflets (notice that one of the leaflets appears to be 2 combined).
- The stem is green and fleshy in appearance
I see that there are other plants in the background. Could there be something hiding in there? Could she be sensitive to other plants?