After our teepee debacle a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would post some identifying photos “just in case” you find yourself cleaning up in the yard or taking a nature hike…or your kids decide to decorate their teepee with some poison ivy.
This is the front side of the tree, perfectly harmless little suckers (I’m not being vulgar – that’s what they’re called) growing all over the front:
But walk around to the back with me. Yep. Just as I suspected. Poison ivy. Can you see it? If ever in doubt, remember this little poem, “Leaves of three, leave them be.” So simple a toddler can remember it – if you ever teach them, that is.
Let’s take a closer look. Hmm…1…2…3. I’m itching already. How about you?