Toxicodendron radicans

Poison Ivy


Markweed, Poison-creeper, Three-leaved ivy

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Climbing vine
Propagation: Seed and rooting stems
Leaf Margin: Entire or slightly toothed
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Egg-shaped
Leaf Arrangement: Leaflets are alternate
Root Type: Fibrous from stem nodes
Flower Color: Yellowish green


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D, Carfentrazone, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Triclopyr

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