Re: Virginia Creeper/Poison Ivy
Jay M. Thal (Jay_M._Thal@HUD.GOV)
Thu, 8 Jun 1995 14:15:10 EST
Subject: Poison Ivy
To: Craig Bond & Nick Staffa <STAFFA@NIEHS.NIH.GOV>
My historic experience with poison ivy had been as low lying
plants or small shrubs, with three serrated leaves. This is
the generally pictured varient in Scout books and manuals.
However, I have been exposed (itch, itch, scratch,
scratch) to what I can best describe as "P.I.Gigantus" in
MD, VA, mid-Atlantic region. It, too, is tri-leafed, but
the leaves tend to have one notch on one edge, and
individually can be 5-6" across. They grow on vines, with
innumerable tendrils, up to 3" in diameter. They engulf
tall trees. Is this a sub-species, or what?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City