I am spending some time on the good old internet looking at websites to learn more. When I was a kid, I had a couple of bad cases of poison ivy rash. Really awful experiences.
Poison Ivy dot org
I like this link because the fellow is amusing and offers some good cards and a poster for identifying the evil.
From the Web doctor
This gives good descriptions of the symptoms and what to do about the rash.
Photos of poison ivy in all seasons
This is very good as it shows not just the leaves, but the flowers, berries and various forms (shrub, creeper, climber).
Poison ivy can still get you when it is dormant in the winter; the twigs carry the oil!
There are many websites that offer ways to get rid of poison ivy. It is worth a try, though I did read that poison ivy has underground shoots and roots, so it is possible we may just have to deal with this stuff.
Killing Poison Ivy?
And apparently a couple of breeds of goat like poison ivy. Hmmmm, do I see goats in my future?
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