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Poison ivy #791684

Asked May 19, 2022, 3:06 PM EDT

Are you able to tell if the following pictures are poison ivy? I am a little unsure since some of the stems have 4 and even 5 leaves. Don’t want my 3 little granddaughters getting poison ivy. (: Thanks so much for your help, Dave Angell

Anoka County Minnesota

Expert Response

This appears to be wild sasparilla.  The leaves are often confused with poison Ivy early in the season.  Notice that the leaf edges and the leaf attachments are quite different. Compare the following websites with what you are seeing:
1.  https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/wild-sarsaparilla
2.  https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/western-poison-ivy
Marykay Haas Replied May 19, 2022, 4:31 PM EDT

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