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How to Avoid Poison Ivy

You've heard the "leaves of three" thing, but here's how to identify the poisonous plant even in the winter.



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Poison ivy loves summer weather almost as much as your kids do—avoid the telltale red, itchy rash by making sure you can spot it. Look for:

• Clusters of three pointy leaves

• Leaves that are green in the spring and summer, reddish-orange in the fall and look like a furry rope in winter (yes, you can get poison ivy in the winter)

• Leaf clusters where the middle leaf has a longer stem

•  White or translucent berries 

Visit sites like poison-ivy.org and wikihow.com/Identify-Poison-Ivy for more info.

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