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Old 09-07-2008, 03:56 PM
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Questioncan you identify this vine...


it is a huge vine and twining around an old oak tree in the cemetery; some
say poison oak because of the berries but I am sure it is not; anyone recognize this vine?

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Old 09-07-2008, 04:05 PM
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Nice


Is that misteltoe? If not, then Euonymus? Poison Oak is a bush, I think.
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:18 PM
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Doesnt Mistletoe have smaller leaves.?
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:21 PM
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Boy, it sure resembles mistletoe and it sure is a parasite, but the leaf looks different than the mistletoe.
Poison oak may grow as a bush, as a ground cover, or as a climbing vine... and after looking it up it does appear to look like poison oak; therefore, I may be covered with it in the a.m as I was sure it was NOT....YIKES!!
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wouldnt you already be itching if it was poision oak? ohh no I am wrong ..look at this ...Not necessarily true. Upwards of 90% of people are allergic to urushiol oil, it's a matter of time and exposure. The more times you are exposed to urushiol, the more likely it is that you will break out with an allergic rash. For the first time sufferer, it generally takes longer for the rash to show up - generally in 7 to 10 days.
http://www.teclabsinc.com/images/PoisonOak.jpg

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Old 09-07-2008, 06:15 PM
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I don't think it looks like poison oak or poison ivy. Also, once you come in contact with the oil of the poison you can break out anywhere from 1 - 15 days and everytime you re-touch the oil it's another 1 -15 days. This can happen if you say touch it with gardening gloves on and then touch the gardening gloves a day or two later; another contact. Your clothing also, take it off put in the laundry and don't wash for a couple of days - touch again; contact again.....and the cycle can go on and on. I speak from much experience!!
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I read it can stay on a surface for 5 days!!!!
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Yes it can stay on the surface of items it has come in contact with for that long and everytime it touches the skin it could be up to another 15 days 'til breakout?!?!
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O, whoa is me I hope I am still kicking in the morning!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:33 PM
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I really don't think what you have is a poison - I can't find anything that looks like that.
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Stems are a little too woody for misletoe and the leaves are not thick enough. Looks kinda Christmasy, though, huh?
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I was thinking it kinda looked like a holly. But growing as a vine? and not prickles on the leaves?!!!
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Originally Posted by gardeningmom View Post:
I was thinking it kinda looked like a holly. But growing as a vine? and not prickles on the leaves?!!!
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yes, it resembles holly a lot....but don't you think this picture of poison oak looks like the vine in question except for the shiny leaves?
http://walking.about.com/od/medfirst...k-in-Bloom.htm
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Hm


Nobody thinks Euonymus?
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:22 PM
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yes, it resembles holly a lot....but don't you think this picture of poison oak looks like the vine in question except for the shiny leaves?
http://walking.about.com/od/medfirst...k-in-Bloom.htm
I think the missing shiny is key? How soon after you picked this did you photograph? Were the leaves shiny? Santoury I'm not familiar with a variety of euonymus specimens so I can't really say...
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