Leaves of three, let them be…
Poison ivy-Toxicodendron radicans.
Leaves: alternate compound leaves(of 3), 5-10 cm(2-4 in), pointed tips, turns reddish in fall, growing as a vine-pic here-shrub, or bush. Note the vine can be 18m(60′) long. The pic here was a vine at least 9m. The chemical that causes the grief is urushiol.
Blooms/Flowers: now thru early summer, yellow/green, replaced with a fruit called a drupe(similar to stone fruit-peaches).
Habitat:east of the Rockies, parts of Canada, dry woodlands,thickets,meadows, all types of soil.
Faunal: bees, caterpillars, birds-they spread most of the seeds.
Note: a complicated plant at best-difficult to identify if not paying attention since it grows in a variety of ways. Good protection advised. I have read you can get poison ivy just by inhaling the smoke of a tree that has been cut down that had the vine growing on it!
note this is an example of the vine growing on the tree-unfortunately I did not get the pic-pic is from Wikipedia.
top pic by td-thanks for reading tim’s weed patch today!