1.28.2010

Ivy

Check out the lovely poison ivy vine and all its little baby vines. I can't believe Treebeard agreed to put his hand in the photo to provide a size comparison -- ivy makes him break out into a very nasty rash ;)

 
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5 comments:

Woodswalker said...

Aaargh!!! Makes me itch just to look at the photo!

woverman said...

Lovely and poison ivy by no means belong in the same sentence. I'll probably get that nasty rash from just looking at the picture!

jason said...

I always like finding these mature vines. They usually create a neat scene as the woolly tentacle slithers its way toward the treetops. (Thankfully I'm not allergic to it!)

Floridacracker said...

Years ago I leaned up against a bare ivy tree just like that on the FLETC campus.

Not fun.

swamp4me said...

woodswalker,
Funny, Treebeard has that same reaction ;)

woverman,
To be fair, it is a good plant for wildlife and the leaves are really pretty in the spring and fall...

jason,
I have run across some huge ivy vines out in the swamp -- many much larger than this one. And I'm in that same minority -- it doesn't cause a reaction for me either.

FC,
Ah, nothing like getting a nasty rash while your learning the law enforcement ropes...