Dep82
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What is this?

Any idea? Wife is worried it's poison ivy or something?

Found it growing up a pine tree.
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Re: What is this?

Hi Dep
That looks like a member of the Nightshade family......poisonous.
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Re: What is this?

Yeah, that's what I thought, but I wasn't quite sure, so I waited for someone else's opinion.

Definitely not poison ivy.

The things like nightshade are toxic ONLY if you eat them. Poison ivy is a skin irritant which leads to a horrible itchy rash in people who are sensitive to it. Nightshade and other toxic plants do not do that.
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Re: What is this?

Thank you!!

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Re: What is this?

Hi Dep82.

Warm welcome to the forum.

The adage is "leaves of three, let it be"

https://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offic ... cation.htm

This may be interesting to you.
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