How To Identify Poison Ivy
Toxicodendron radicans, better known as poison ivy, can turn a fun-filled camping trip into an itchy nightmare. It grows in North America and is known for the rash that occurs after contact with the plant. It grows as a shrub up to four feet tall, as groundcover up to ten inches high or as a climbing vine.
When camping, be on the look out for a plant with three almond shaped leaves. The color is light green to dark green, depending upon the maturation of the plant. Also, during the fall the leaves turn red, orange and yellow.
Below is a video to help campers recognize poison ivy, before it's too late.