Tim's Poison Ivy - July 2009 - Show Me a Memory
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Tim's hand - July 25, 2009 - These photos were taken evening of day 5, and morning of day 6, July 24th, 2009.  I had simply done some weed trimming in my lawn with a wire trimmer, and after splattering it's leaves onto my legs with the wacker, I wrestled a 1/4 inch thick woody weed out of the ground, wrapping it around my right hand to get a good grip.  The weed was not Poison Ivy, nor Poison Oak, but Poison Sumac.  I now know it doesn't look like Poison Ivy/Oak at all.  The facts in the photo captions were found at  http://poisonivy.aesir.com

I'm pretty sure the "weed" I tried to rip out with my bear hands - without success, because it's more like a little tree- was Poison Sumac.  Pictures of that here:   http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/tove.html  and here:  http://landscaping.about.com/od/weedsdiseases/ig/Poison-Sumac-Pictures/