Finally found it…poison ivy(Toxicodendron radicans).It is a perennial woody vine or shrub-in the East it is ivy and West and South it is oak.They both share the same characteristics:shiny,compound leaves in three(“let it be”) leaflets,clusters of white berries on female plants and hairy stems.The foliage turns red in the Fall.It grows in rocky fields,pastures,thickets,woods,and of course waste places.Poison ivy likes to grow on tress.All parts of the plant contain the oil that causes the problem when touching the plant,that is urushiol.Believe it or not it is native to US.Obviously a fast grower, out performing other plants to get established.Leaves of three let it be!Thanks to “How To Eradicate Invasive Plants”-Teri Dunn Chace for reference.

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