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Submitted by:  Robert Reid
Date Submitted: 5/25/2003
Location: Southern Louisana

Question Asked: Last year my son came down with a serious case of poison......something. I just wanted to check with you to see if this vine could be the culprit. We live in Southern Louisiana.

Answer: Robert - intersting looking plant. In many ways it looks like virginia creeper BUT the leaflets are so large and there are many with only 4 leaflets per leaf. But the key here is that it does not match poison ivy or poison oak. FYI - there are a number of plants which also cause contact dermatitis.