Is this poison ivy/oak/??

Asked May 10, 2018, 12:22 PM EDT

Hi good morning. While doing some backyard weeding I came across a new three leafed vine that I did not recognize. I was hoping you can help me rule in or out if this plant is poison ivy oak or something equally as itchy. The smaller, lighter green vine is familiar to me and looks like a common ivy that I am constantly pulling out of my yard. It’s the darker green three leaf vine that is causing me concern. Thank you so much for any help you can provide!

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

This doesn't look like poison oak or poison ivy. We think these are the juvenile leaves of a Boston ivy. The young leaves of Boston ivy are compound with three leaflets like this and can be mistaken for poison ivy.