Eastern Poison Ivy -Toxicodendron radicans
Poison Ivy can easily be confused with other plants because the leaf color and shape are so variable. Here are some features that poison ivy definitely has: Three leaflets on one leaf stem, continuing up the branch in sets of
three. The middle leaflet will have a longer stem than the other two. The side veins of a leaflet are placed alternately off the main vein. Leaves in an alternate pattern, not across from each other.
Habitat: Deciduous forest
''Toxicodendron radicans'', commonly known as poison ivy, is a poisonous North American plant that is well known for its production of urushiol, a clear liquid compound found within the sap of the plant that causes an itching, irritation and sometimes painful rash in most people who touch it. The plant is not a true ivy.