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rjeffers
07-16-2007, 09:50 PM
Guys,

About a year ago I cleared a bunch of English Ivy from my backyard. Unfortunately, in that same amount of time, I didn't do anything else with it and a bunch of weeds, and other crap, including more english ivy, has popped up in its place.

I noticed the attached weed has cropped up in certain areas as well. Could it be Poison Ivy?

Please help me identify this leaf.

Thank you.
Rodney

grasswhacker
07-16-2007, 10:22 PM
Nope Virginia Creeper
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.english-country-garden.com/a/i/flowers/virginia-creeper-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.english-country-garden.com/flowers/virginia-creeper.htm&h=500&w=375&sz=75&tbnid=eIYbYXP4tcGm3M:&tbnh=130&tbnw=98&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvirginia%2Bcreeper%26um%3D1&start=2&sa=X&oi=images&ct=image&cd=2

mdlwn1
07-16-2007, 10:43 PM
3 leaves dude

rjeffers
07-16-2007, 11:14 PM
Thanks guys. I had an estimate from some guy to clear my back yard and he (the so-called professional) said it was poison ivy. Man I tell you.

Nosmo
07-17-2007, 06:54 AM
Take it from someone who lives in Poison Ivy country -- you have some Virginia Creeper. It is harmless but if you want to get rid of it use any broadleaf killer with 2,4-D and it will be history.

Nosmo

grasswhacker
07-17-2007, 09:07 AM
Thanks guys. I had an estimate from some guy to clear my back yard and he (the so-called professional) said it was poison ivy. Man I tell you.

I'll bet he was going to do it with his bare hands and charge for hazardous material removal. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

rjeffers
07-17-2007, 09:59 AM
Take it from someone who lives in Poison Ivy country -- you have some Virginia Creeper. It is harmless but if you want to get rid of it use any broadleaf killer with 2,4-D and it will be history.

Nosmo

Thanks for that info. I spread some round up on it and it didn't hardly phase the leaf. I will use the leaf killer you recommended. Btw, can you recommend a brand?

rjeffers
07-17-2007, 10:00 AM
I'll bet he was going to do it with his bare hands and charge for hazardous material removal. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Probably. Good thing it was a free estimate. I probably won't go with this guy. Besides, he was late coming to my house too. :nono:

fergman
07-17-2007, 07:01 PM
actually according to a book i have. it says that virginia creeper is the SAME THING as poison oak-5 leaves. its just different names for it. it also says that in the fall toward the winter it does the same thing as poison ivy but during the summer its basically harmless.

grasswhacker
07-17-2007, 07:26 PM
actually according to a book i have. it says that virginia creeper is the SAME THING as poison oak-5 leaves. its just different names for it. it also says that in the fall toward the winter it does the same thing as poison ivy but during the summer its basically harmless.

Uh, I don't think so:
http://botany.cs.tamu.edu/FLORA/dcs420/fa04/fa04087.jpg

fergman
07-17-2007, 11:55 PM
stupid book:nono:

Rtom45
07-18-2007, 10:58 AM
Thats part of the problem with using common names. In some parts of the country, Virginia creeper just may be poison oak.

Nosmo
07-21-2007, 06:36 AM
Well just about any of the weed killers at Walmart or Lowes contain 2,4-D. I buy mine in gallon cans at Tractor Supply Company. Any of the farm stores carry it.

Roundup (or any 41% Generic Brand) will kill it and/or just about anything it just takes longer. The results with 2,4-D shows by the next day -- sickly looking and drooping. hah

Nosmo