Post by wingedwishes on Jul 26, 2020 19:57:14 GMT -8
Most assuredly. I actually allow it on my property as It does not affect me, my father, my children or grandchildren. I don't know qhy exept maybe genetics. Beautiful foliage in the Fall. If you want rid of it, there can be a battle. Root tissue left behind an pop up any time.
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Post by exoticimports on Jul 27, 2020 3:32:25 GMT -8
You can kill it with Roundup, which may also effect other plants nearby.
Or, look online for a spray mix; typically vinegar (or other) and water, mixed with a bit of soap to keep it on the leaves. By denying the plant energy it supposedly kills the plant. I have had very limited success. I even painted a huge plant with black spraypaint, figuring that would absorb sunlight and kill it- it did nothing.
I remember that book.......Paul Villard’s ......“Moths and How to Rear Them” from back in the 70s. And yes...he did mention that as a food source for A. mitteri. Btw.....enjoyed hooking up w you last week w Eric. Nothing major came in after you left.
I AM reactive/allergic to Poison Ivy and just recently found a small patch growing in my yard. Sprayed it w a spray specific to PI. When I was a kid, I could roll in the stuff, but now I have to pay attention.
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Post by joniverson on Jul 27, 2020 10:27:45 GMT -8
Before cutting the grass and weed treating today, I took a careful look around for any other suspicious plants. There was another, almost identical to what I pictured, except a little taller with mostly three leaves, but at the top there was five. I had almost forgotten about this, but I went through this same uncertainty three years ago with another three leaved plant that was actually a five leaf vine. This time, to be sure, I ordered some of these. Of course, I'd never use all of them so will share with some neighbors and a lawn mower service I used to use. I finished the yard work and left the suspicious area untouched until I find out for sure.
What was pictured is poison ivy. Research the other, but spray the pictured stuff........best done when young to kill the roots.
Or, you can just pull it out by the roots, and then wash your hands... Unless you are super sensitive, you have about an hour before you have to wash it off (I use dish soap and really hot water - wash like you have the corona-virus blues....)
Just an update. The packets arrived today and I carefully crushed a leaf between the testing pad while wearing double gloves. It was hard to do, but some pink appeared on the pad. Enough for me to realize that it was in fact poison ivy! While there and already wearing the gloves, I pulled the plant out by the root. After tossing it in a container with double bagging and then put in the trash and washing my hands/ forearms thoroughly, I doused the area with some glyphosate solution I had already applied a couple of days ago. I find that the glyphosate kills just about everything and I have to be very careful applying or it kills the grass too.
One question: Now the plant is gone and the area treated, what about the grass near it, or soil particles brought out during the extraction that would now be on the sidewalk? Should I worry about that and clean it (if so, how?), or just let the rain take care of it now? In three months, I'll be raking and mowing over the same area during fall clean up. Thanks.
So is Virginia Creeper. But Virginia Creeper has five leaves.
Just do a search
Maybe the plant was too young, but it definitely wasn't hairy. I do also have some Virginia Creeper in the yard and find that it sometimes only has three leaves for a while as it grows. That's what was confusing me.
Yes, it was indeed Villiard's "Moths and How to Rear Them". I still have the book and looked it up after my post - my memory was correct for a change. I still wonder of Argema would rear on P.I. I suppose living in this freeish country, we won't ever be allowed to find out.
I bought that book new for a few bucks at a department store book department (yes, there used to be such things!) in Knoxville, TN at about age 12 or 13. Also then I got Moucha's "Beautiful Butterflies" which I also still have. Lovely paintings in the latter book. To buy them I had to borrow from my Mom, and owed several lawn mowings for the books.