Poison ivy or harmless?

gardenper(8)April 24, 2014

This plant has been continuing to grow in my front yard/shady area for about 3 years now. It was there when I moved in. The previous owner says it is not poison ivy but it certain looks like it, especially sometimes when I see sometimes that it has 3 leaves in the typical poison ivy look. I have previously pulled at it (with gloves) but as it is one of those vines with roots all over the place, I never quite fully pull it out. As the growing season continues, I see new shoots of it also, in the same general area. Fortunately it has not been able to get a foothold in other areas.

The leaves are pretty clear from the pictures. The stems have barbs or thorns on them also. I have pulled lengths about as long as 3-4 feet as it sprawls all over my bushes (making it hard to see when everything is green).

Any idea of what it may be? I have never seen it with flower or (therefore) fruit. It's possible it's a sun-loving vine that isn't getting enough sun to do much else.

This post was edited by gardenper on Thu, Apr 24, 14 at 17:17

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gardenper(8)

Additional picture

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 5:07PM
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sweet_betsy No AL Z7

Perhaps wild blackberries--I see stickers on there.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 5:10PM
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arkansas_girl(5A)

I cannot tell you WHAT it is but it certainly 100% IS NOT poison IVY!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 5:13PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

looks nothing like it..

leaves of three.. let it be.. this has 5 ...

many of the leaves.. are shaped like MI ... they have a thumb on one side.. this doesnt ... [of course.. you dont live in MI.. so maybe this trick wont help]

maybe you are thinking of poison oak ... lol

i gave you the mind tricks so you can remember.. see link for the pix..

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: lilnk

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 6:27PM
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arkansas_girl(5A)

It looks like a blackberry.

Here is a link that might be useful: some sort of a blackberry

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 4:35PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Agreed. Some sort of Rubus.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 5:39PM
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ltilton

PI never has thorns.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 5:41PM
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