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Poison Ivy. Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Poison_Ivy_in_Perrot_State_Park.jpg">SWMNPoliSciProject</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Poison Ivy. Photo: SWMNPoliSciProject, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Poison ivy: neither poisonous nor ivy

But you should still definitely avoid the stuff.

"Leaves of three, let it be." Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about one of the common and annoying menaces to enjoyment of the outdoors.

They discuss whether it's really an ivy, why we call it "poison," and how humans and animals react differently to the plant.  Go to full article
Wild parsnip. Photo: Amy Ivy
Wild parsnip. Photo: Amy Ivy

Beautiful flowers come with a "don't touch" warning

Wildflowers are putting on their midsummer show. Roadsides are especially lovely this time of year, with black-eyed susans mixing in among the day lilies and queen anne's lace. But some should come with a big sign "do not touch" around their stems. Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy has a short list of noxious plants. She tells Martha Foley that tops on the list just now is wild parsnip.

And she has reminders about the vegetable garden: check your garlic!  Go to full article

Yard work after the leaves

Most of the leaves are off the trees, but there's still yard work this fall. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have some tips for dealing with vines - Virginia Creeper, grape and bittersweet.  Go to full article

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