Poison Ivy

Toxicodendron radicans

General Information:

This deciduous shrub can grow up to 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It will bloom from May to July in full sun to part shade. It is a native weed throughout the United States and can appear as a trailing vine. 

Medicinal Uses:

Although the plant itself causes a serious rash, homeopathic preparations are used to treat pain, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual period problems, swelling, and itching skin disorders. 

Did You Know:

Poison ivy is considered a noxious weed and the genus name translates to ‘poison tree’.

The chemical composition of poison ivy that enters our bay waters.