Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

If you’ve ever had poison ivy, you have a story.  I’ve heard many and none of them are pleasant.  Some people can wallow in it, or as we say in our family, “waller” in it and have no reaction at all from the plant to those who will only have to look at this sketch and will get a rash…my apologies.  If you aren’t sure where you fit on the scale, I’ve given a detailed illustration of what to look for if you are the outdoors type and enjoy a walk in the forest or woods.  Simply find the plant, stop, drop and roll in it to see what your immunity levels are.  Hey, I’m here to help.

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16 thoughts on “Poison Ivy

  1. It’s a lovely yet lethal drawing, makes me itch. Where I live on Victoria we don’t have poison ivy but stinging nettles. Same thing. Good job. 😊

  2. I have a story 🙂 So far I haven’t developed a rash from your excellent artwork 🙂 When we moved to “the country” in 1947 one of the first 2 things my Dad taught me were to be able to identify poison oak/poison ivy and black widow spiders. Both came in handy, while never stung by a BW, I routinely had a poison oak/poison ivy reaction because of routinely coming into contact with same 😀

  3. Fun diagram – and informative. I’ve not yet spotted poison ivy since we moved to America but I’m certainly not keen on testing my tolerance levels. I knew the “leaves of three: let it be” thing but not the red on the stem so thanks for that.

  4. Thanks for the sharing and nice illustration.. easy to understand… but I think I will try to avoid the area grown with this poison ivy… I believe my immunity level is not strong enough to “counteract” the side consequence.

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