Sep 22 2012
Are you collecting fall foliage to dress up a flower arrangement?
Don’t touch this plant!
Poison ivy is putting on quite a show as it turns beautiful shades of red and orange that highlight its white berries. Birds love the berries but most humans develop a rash — or worse — from touching the plant.
If you’re not sure how to identify poison ivy, click here for the clues that will spare you an itchy experience.
Leaves of three, let them be! … even when they’re red.
(photo of poison ivy in Schenley Park this week, by Kate St. John)