Poison Ivy

If there's one plant everyone has heard about, it's poison ivy.

Recognizing the plant in a garden, however, is another story.

Especially if you garden in Missouri, these plants can grow to 5-feet and masquerade as a bush. Poison ivy has three leaves. In summer, the plant has white berries. In fall, leaves turn pink and red. The plant has an oil that produces a red rash with blisters. Some people are highly-allergic, others don't react to exposure to the oil at all. My best advice is stay away from it!