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Weed Walk - Red Maple and More

Monday, June 10, 2019 7:43 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

Weed Walk with Susun




Poison ivy (Rhus toxicodendron, new Rhus radicans) is leaping out of the ground and springing forth from its vines, ready to protect the earth yet again. Leaves in threes are shiny red when they first appear, but soon turn green and blend in with the foliage.





Five-finger ivy, also called Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) can be mistaken for poison ivy by those who do not count. This is one of the finest of summer’s salad greens. All of the leaves, from the babies to the old seniors, taste delicious. Each size has a somewhat different tart flavor.




Red maple (Acer rubrus) seedlings are often mistaken for poison ivy too, but they have but two leaves. Like all tree leaves, maple leaves are astringent and mineral rich. 

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