Poison Ivy :(

Asked October 5, 2017, 7:20 PM EDT

Hi there,

My sister once told me beware of 3 leaves! (Poison Ivy) I’m hoping its not. I have been trying to kill this plant naturally with vinegar and Edison salt, but its not working to well, slow if at all. I have included pic’s.


1. Is this Poison Ivy or Poison Oak ?

2. What is the best natural way to Kill it, if it is poison ivy? Without using Round Up.

D. Carpenter Cleveland, Ohio

Cuyahoga County Ohio

1 Response

The links below provide information and illustrations that may help ease your mind about the plant that has concerned you. The photos you provided look to me like the compound leaves (leaflets arranged on a single leaf stem) of a green ash seedling. The very end of the stem you showed does feature three leaflets, but lower on the same stem there are more leaflets. Check the illustrations on the articles below, and see if they look to you like they look to me.



You might learn more by visiting the office of your county's OSU Extension Service office at:

Cuyahoga County Office

5320 Stanard Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
Thank you for your question. We wish you success.