What plant is this?

Asked June 17, 2018, 8:51 PM EDT

I recently broke out in a rash from poison ivy. I've been trying to determine the source. I don't believe the attached photo is it, since it has leaves of 2 paired up along the vine before the 3 suspicious leaves at the end. However, I'd love to know what type of plant this little weed is. Any idea? Thank you very much

Carroll County Maryland

3 Responses

This is not poison ivy.

It may be bush honeysuckle, a foreign invasive shrub, which should be killed. However, we can't be sure from the photos. In the second photo the leaves seem to be coming from a woody stalk, like a shrub. But the first photo, looks like a seedling. Have you been fighting this for a while, pulling or cutting it back? It looks like it is under an evergreen.

It you want a positive id, we'd need to see more photos. The entire plant, and the placement of it, would be helpful. If it flowers, send us a photo of those, too.


Thank you so much for that information. I did not pull the plants out yet. You are correct in that it is growing under my shrubs. I will wait another week and see if it forms any flowers and to let the leaves mature some to send more pics and maybe get a more positive ID. Thank you again!