Plant identification (possibly poisonous)

Asked June 22, 2020, 2:47 PM EDT

Hi there, There is a vine that grows along my neighbors fence and spreads over to my side of the fence. The last time I was cutting it down I was stupidly not wearing gloves, and this dark sap got on my skin. It was very difficult to wash off and some of it was left on my skin for days. A few days later I started to notice a rash spreading, and proceeded to get the rest of it off my skin. However, the rash is continuing to spread and I plan to see a doctor. Before I do, I would like the identify the plant so I can bring the information to the doctor. I've attached some images of the plant. Identification and any treatment advice is much appreciated. Thank you!

District of Columbia County District of Columbia

3 Responses

Unfortunately, this is Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans).
Here is additional information about ID features and tips for control:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/poison-ivy
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/identifying-poison-ivy

Miri

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I'll be going to urgent care today.

You're welcome. There are special products available to help remove poison ivy sap from skin, clothing, and tools (it can persist for some time otherwise and remain an irritant); hopefully they can give you some or at least tell you what brands to look for.

Miri