Here’s the clue we gave you:
This week’s weed is poisonous to the touch; usually it grows as stalks on the ground, but sometimes it will grow as a vine. This weed features “leaves of three”, which is part of a saying often used to identify it. Can you guess what it is?
Any guesses? “Leaves of three” means it must be Poison Ivy! Poison Ivy is a perennial weed often found throughout ditches and wooded areas, as well as along tree and fence rows.
As many know and have likely experienced, Poison Ivy causes skin irritation and can lead to rashes. Our recommendation is to wash thoroughly with soap if you’ve touched a Poison Ivy plant.
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