“Leaves of three, let it be!”
An itchy native plant to North America that takes multiple forms.
Found all over North America, Poison Ivy is a common poisonous plant that should be avoided. The ever popular saying “Leaves of three, let it be” is used as a rule of thumb to identify this plant. At the ends of the plant, there will be three leaf stems that combine to one point. The plant constantly secretes sap that when it comes in contact with skin, can cause rashes, itching, swelling and blisters. While animals and humans avoid touching the plant, butterflies are attracted to Poison Ivy.